By Kristen Vorisek, Berkshire Center Health and Wellness Coordinator
Bright and early on Saturday morning, a group of Berkshire Center students and I teamed up to walk and run in a 5K Race Against Violence. Arriving in Greenfield, we were greeted by the warm sun and a group of students who had driven over an hour to support us!
As we gathered at the local YMCA, where the race began, we could feel a surge of energy. We were there to support a good cause. New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, an organization that educates and advocates against domestic violence, sponsored the race.
Six students with generous hearts and enthusiastic ambition participated. Matt Curtis and Jane Muserlian joined me to run the race. We had trained over the course of the last month, doing interval running and building up our endurance. The walkers included Wesley Casson, Alex Davis, Jimmi Leigh Kladis, and Ryan O’Connell. It was motivational for all of us to have the support of students Ben Levy, Eric Sundman, and Michael Wilson there on the sidelines. It was wonderful to come together to contribute to an important cause, while spending a beautiful spring morning being active. Many students expressed a desire to do it again, so stay tuned for another race!