It’s Race Time!

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 | 1 comment

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On November 8, 2015, we’ll have the 8th annual Learning is Child’s Play 1mi/5k/10k. The event will begin at 9am with a run or walk through Wayne Bunker park at Tenaya Way at Alexander Road. The race will be professionally timed by  Xtreme Timing.

After the race, the party will begin at our Finish Line Festival. At the Festival you’ll find refreshments, a raffle, a bounce house, face painting, yoga class and much more!


Yoga for the Kids


Tour the Fire Engine


Kids Relay Race at Finish Line Festival

Check out the event page and register to walk or run here. If you can’t make the event but would like to donate to our school, you may do so on the registration page in the right hand column.




We hope you can be a part of this fun day and meet us at the finish line.

Questions? Call Amy Alexanian at 702-579-5771 or email at

Our office administrator, Mrs. Thompson, has embraced our annual event by challenging herself to running the 5k again this year. Below she writes about her experience, struggles, and victories. Leave some words of encouragement for her! Will you be joining Mrs. Thompson this year?

Race Lessons:


Ok…I have something to confess…I am NOT a runner!

The first year I ran the 5K, I almost didn’t make it to the finish line. There were a lot of people passing me but I was ok with this because it was my first time running a 5K. I just passed the 2nd mile mark and couldn’t see anyone in front of me and no one behind me. Kind of scary…was I going the right way? Well, I made it to the finish line, went home and went to bed! I was exhausted.

The second year I decided I had better work on my endurance. Two months before the race, I started running at least a couple times a week. I got myself some music and was, in my mind, ready to run the 5K. Ok…I am at the race…doing better…at least I can breathe! I see the finish line and then…uggg…went the wrong way and had to backtrack to finish the race.

This year is my third year running the 5K. I got smart and downloaded the trail and yea…it is right by my house and I’ve been running the trail at least twice a week. My friend Jean (who is a coach at Spring Valley HS) gave me some pointers on warming up and how to train. Ok…I am pushing myself to run 4 miles so that on race day the 3.1 miles won’t seem that far.

The race is less than a month away. I think I will be ready. I have added some new songs to my playlist. Do you listen to music when you run or do you like the quiet? If you do listen to music, what’s on your playlist?

  • Chrissy Doolen

    I like music! I exercise to all kinds of stuff from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, Girl Talk, and Von Iva. Good luck, Vicky!!