Students participate in annual Ram Run

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Students from some Region 8 schools are encouraging theirparents to be physically fit.

Elementary students in theParagould School District spent part of their day, on Wednesday, participatingin this year's annual "Ram Run".

Classes ran or walkedaround the track surrounding the Paragould Football Field.

Parents say they love getting to do something active with their children. "It'sjust exciting as parents to be able to come out here and run with your kids andjust watch them be healthy.  It's justexciting." said Gary Gossett.

Shannon Freeman says hethinks it is great the school not only encourages the activity, but his daughterMaggie gets to socialize with other children while exercising. "The camaraderieof all the elementary schools.  There arethree schools so they all come together. So, Maggie sees friends from other elementary schools that they all jointogether as a whole school district."

After they completed thetrack, the kids got to participate in a variety of fun activities.

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