An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

The Heron Proud 5k

1 Mile Color Run & Heron Kids Dash

Sept. 18th, 2022 - Sunday

Event Info

8:00 am - Registration Opens
9:00 am - 5K Start
10:00 am Kids 1 Mile Color Run


St. Anne's Episcopal School
211 Silver Lake Road Middletown, DE 19709

We had a wonderful time celebrating the 2nd Annual #HeronProud 5K and Color Run with our entire community. Every time that we come together we are all changed for the better. Please take the time to read alumni Ruhan Patel’s letter to Mr. Davis about why he wanted to create the Heron Proud 5k.

“Dear Mr. Davis,

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue working with the school for the annual 5k. Ms. Taylor John was vital in taking this event to the next level and she was always available to meet in regards to planning the meet. Please share my gratitude for making this event a success with the St Anne's community. Here are some thoughts I wanted to share:

During the ten years I spent at St. Anne's I was given not only a strong academic foundation but it was here where I learned the value of giving back to my community. The fun activities like the second grade book store and the Urban Promise field day showed us from an early age that community service was not a chore but something we enjoyed doing.

I remember sitting here in this field 3 years ago for my 8th grade graduation. It had been an extremely tough year after the start of the pandemic; however, St Anne's made our graduation a possibility despite the challenges. Leaving behind this dedicated and loving community was difficult so I wanted to find a way to stay connected.

This race had a humble beginning in the pandemic but in typical St. Anne's fashion the community came together to make this event a huge success this year. Part of the proceeds from this year's race will go to Premiere Charities, an organization based in Wilmington that serves meals to the food insecure every Sunday. I have been fortunate to work with them for the past 2 years. This school is the reason why the values of community service are instilled in me and I will carry them on for the rest of my life.


Ruhan Patel”


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