March 9, 2015
Last week, YCIS Shanghai held its first ever MAD Run. Planned by Senior Secondary students, the weekend race event was a part of the students’ Creativity, Service and Action (CAS) project for this year. Carrying on in the spirit of the Terry Fox Run that YCIS supported in previous years, Century Park and Regency Park campuses hosted the MAD Run to support cancer research. In total, the race raised over RMB 50,000 yuan in funds that were donated to this important cause.
The event held at the Regency Park Campus encouraged students of all ages, with their families and friends, to participate in a variety of ways. “Runners” could choose to run, walk, rollerblade, bike, skateboard, scooter, and more as they travelled along the 5-kilometer race around the school’s surrounding neighbourhood. Although the race was not competitive, the student organisers aimed to celebrate those who make a difference in the school community while raising funds and awareness for the cause.
Prior to the race, all attendees participated in a fun and energised warm-up with Mr Dale Mills, Head of Physical Education at Century Park Campus, to ensure everyone was ready for the race! Other activities were available on the day for racers and their supporters including raffles, a photo booth, and impromptu soccer games. In addition, there was an array of delicious food options from a variety of Shanghai vendors available afterwards to feed the hungry racers. To commemorate the special day, each participant also took home a YCIS MAD Run T-shirt.
YCIS’s MAD Run was a fun and fantastic opportunity to exercise with the whole family in the spirit of making a difference for others. To learn more about how the YCIS makes a difference in the community, click here.