Chancey Bush
Students run laps around the school for 45 minutes during the first annual Rainbow Run Fundraiser at Elk Creek Elementary School Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
Colorful event raises funds for school technology

Thanks to an afternoon of running last Wednesday and the help of several hundred parents, family members and friends, Elk Creek Elementary students raised more than $20,000 to buy new technology for their classrooms.

The fund-raiser — named the Rainbow Run — asked students to run or walk as many laps around the school as they could in a 40-plus-minute span. Many youngsters had sponsors donate money for each lap completed.

This was the school’s first time doing the Rainbow Run, staff members said.