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Up & Running

The LTSF Up & Running program is an afterschool running club for 4th-6th grade students that increases fitness awareness among students and parents. The mission is to challenge students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring, and improved health by providing them with a life-changing experience. The ultimate goal is to train three days a week and compete in a 5K run or half marathon.

Spring 2024 Information

Each elementary school has one or more educators who serve as Up & Running mentors. The Spring 2024 mentors and their contact information are listed below.

School Mentors

Thank you to our Spring 2024 mentors! Click on your school to see a list of mentors and their email addresses. 

For more information on the Up & Running Program and how you and your children can participate in the program, contact Phyllis Siders, Programs & Administrative Support Specialist at 317-423-8300 or

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2024 Prairie Dash 5K

The second annual Prairie Dash 5k Fun Run through the grounds of Conner Prairie will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 9:00 am. Runners representing both the Lawrence Township School Foundation and the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation will participate in this fun run. Families and community members are also welcome to join us for the Prairie Dash 5k Fun Run. The run/walk benefits each school district’s foundation.

Registration is $25 per participant and includes a race tee, timing bib, and commemorative medal! Additionally, all 5k participants showing their bib at the ticket window will receive ½ off admission to Conner Prairie the day of the race.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support LT students by sponsoring this year's Prairie Dash 5K Fun Run! To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Misty Wick Johnston, President & CEO at

2024 Prairie Dash Sponsors

Volunteer With Us!

We are in need of 20-25 volunteers to help with a variety of tasks before the run and on the day of the event including morning set up, registration tables, water stations, etc. To sign up to volunteer at this event, please contact LTSF Marketing Specialist Brittany Glass at 317-423-8303 or 


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