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Students Hit the Street for Nelson
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:22
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PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES
All the runners gathered at the front of San Leandro High for a photo after the marathon around town.

By Jim Knowles
San Leandro Times

Jack Nelson sat down in front of San Leandro High after completing his last run to raise money for schools.

The teacher and coach let his students have the limelight. Nelson’s annual run has been going on for 24 years, and this year they raised over $14,000 thanks to local businesses and individuals.

“This is the best year, we raised over $14,000, nobody got hurt and everybody made it.” Nelson said after the run.

Over 70 students ran the 8.8 mile course on Oct. 23, stopping at schools where Nelson has taught over the years, Roosevelt Elementary and Muir Middle School.

“It was fun the whole time,” said student Angelo Belenson. “Being with friends helped a lot.”

Even kids who aren’t avid runners joined the group and ran the distance.

“Personally, I don’t like to run, but it’s for a good cause, so I’m all for it,” said senior Reana Henson, co-president of the Jefferson Service Club at SLHS.

The Jefferson Service Club is a school club that gets engaged in civic activities and supports good causes.

“We want to thank all the sponsors,” Henson said. “Because without them it wouldn’t be possible.”

Nelson came up with the idea for the fundraising run in 1990 when he taught at Roosevelt to raise money for sports. He kept the annual run going through the years as he worked at Muir and now at San Leandro High.

One year Nelson ran all the way from Sacramento to San Leandro, and another year he ran from Monterey to SLHS.

“I’m lucky for that (the donations),” Nelson said. “Otherwise I would just be an old guy running.”

 

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