Salem High School cross country team holding 13th annual ‘Witches Run’

On Oct. 29, the Salem Hills High School cross country team will hold its 13th annual “Witches Run” to raise funds for the team.

Jennifer Hughes has been coaching the team for the past several years, and said that the event has been a community favorite.

“The Salem witches run started 13 years ago as a fundraiser for the Salem Hills High School cross country team,” Hughes said. “As the years continued, it became a community favorite. It’s been used with the Nebo school districts wellness program to get teachers in faculty out to run as part of the healthy lifestyle campaign. It is a family friendly race where all runners are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume to not only compete in the run but for the bragging rights of being the best dressed.”

The event includes a 5K and a children’s mile, with the mile being led (and caboosed) by some of the cross country athletes to make sure the children stay on course. 

“The children’s race is the team’s favorite part of the Salem Witches Run,” Hughes said. “The team works so hard to put on this race, and they love that it brings the community together.”

Following both of the races, there will be a “brew” of awards, raffles and of course, the costume prize winner. 

To register for the event, click here.

Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown is a mom of nine who writes columns for many local and national publications. She currently resides in Payson, and enjoys looking for good happenings in her area and sharing them for others to read about. For more of her stories, search "A Mother's Write" on Facebook.

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