BHS Cross Country Team earns $1050 during Potato Fun Run

By on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

BAKER CITY – Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City recently presented a check to the Baker High School Cross Country Team for their hard work and effort in putting on the 1st Annual Oktoberfest Potato Fun run.  The check was in the amount of $1050.00.  

When asked about this Fun Run Ginger Savage at Crossroads said that the Cross-Country Team were actually the ones who organized and ran the Fun Run.  Parents of the runners helped with registration, sponsorships and helped with barricades.  Savage also noted that that Crossroads did help with the marking and registration as well via their online platform.

The run was held along the Leo Adler Pathway, which ends at Ward Ranches on Hughes Lane.  Because of this, they decided to make it a Potato Fun Run.  Ward Ranches donated 200 potatoes, which the runners picked up and ran with, they were then donated to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Care Center for food baskets.  

Savage said that “We simple managed all the finances and gave back to the Cross-Country Team what they EARNED by putting on the Fun Run.”