Teach2Serve Cohort 8's 5K Run/Walk for Gun Safety Raises More Than $2400

NOTE: Originally we reported earnings of more than $1700, but after tallying up last-minute donations, the new total is $2,428.57!

More than 100 people (runners, walkers, and supporters) attended Sunday's Teach2Serve 5K for Gun Safety, organized and hosted by the students from Teach2Serve's Cohort 8. The Run/Walk also featured a one-mile fun run for kids, who were invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes. The 5K raised more than $2400, which will be donated to organizations with a proven track record for working to reduce gun violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and Sandy Hook Promise.

Cohort 8's focus is on gun safety and encouraging dialogue about how we can all work together to reduce gun violence. They selected this focus last year and began work on the 5K in the spring. At the 5K, they hosted guest speakers from Bucks Students Demand Action, Orange Wave, and Moms Demand Action. Local State Representative Helen Tai attended the event and presented each student of Cohort 8 with a House of Representatives Citation in recognition of "young citizens whose outstanding achievements are worthy of emulation."

Cohort 8 would like to thank everyone who advised and supported them, volunteered, ran, sponsored runners, spoke and made donations. They would also like to thank their sponsors: Wawa, Owowcow, Moo, Giant, Bucks County Running Co., Yoga Loka, and Solebury School!

Congratulations to the following winners:

Fastest overall time, male : Chuck Thompson P'20 '22 (19:58)
Fastest overall time, female : Stephanie Savastano (22:19)

In the 30 and under division:
1st place: Neptune Xu '21 (22.0)
2nd place: Jimmy Thompson (25:30)
3rd place: Kevin Hochenberger (25.26)

In the 31-50 division:
1st place: Chuck Thompson P'20 '22 (19:58)
2nd place: Angelo Coclanis (20.06)
3rd place: Stephanie Savastano (22:19)

In the over 50 division:
1st place: Peter Ammirati '82 (24:20)
2nd place: Mark Miller (25:22)
3rd place: Kyle Hochenberger P'21 (28:48)