The Springfield Future Farmers of America chapter made a difference in the community this year by supporting Tangipahoa ARC, a program that provides services to people with special needs and disabilities in the Florida Parishes, a news release from Springfield FFA members said.
Springfield FFA and TARC teamed up to host the Glow All Out 5K run at Tickfaw State Park on Feb. 28.
Starting at the Tickfaw State Park Nature Center, 113 runners dressed in glowing outfits ran and walked along the park trails, the release said. Each runner received glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark T-shirts to help light the way. The route was illuminated with glow sticks and flashlights.
TARC, Springfield FFA and race sponsors set up informational and interactive exhibits for participants to learn more about the organizations, the release said. Anytime Fitness, of Ponchatoula, a race sponsor, raffled off free gym memberships and provided free memberships for the first- through fifth-place finishers. The gym also led the runners in a stretching routine prior to the race.
Participants and volunteers received free drinks and jambalaya, the release said. All runners completed the race, and the winner was Kalob Soileau, a freshman at Springfield High School and a Springfield FFA member, the release said.