CBE Hosts Another Successful ‘Red and Yellow Run”

  • The one-mile fun run is a community event and this year it featured over 500 participants.


  • September 15, 2021 -- Cherokee Bend Elementary hosted its annual “Red and Yellow Run” on Sunday, September 12. The one-mile fun run is a community event and this year it featured over 500 participants.

    Students and parents lined up to run a loop around the school’s neighboring streets. Upon their return, runners ran through a hose from one of the city fire trucks. Red and yellow colored powder stuck to their shirts and skin, adding to the spectacle of the event.

    “It’s a time that all of our families can come together and be a community outside of school,” Cherokee Bend PTO President Kristi Chopin said. “It’s a fun experience for everyone to be around one another at the beginning of the year.”

    The Red and Yellow Run was put on hold last year due to COVID so this year was extra special. It’s Cherokee Bend’s main fall community event followed by the school carnival in the spring.

    Habaneros Mexican Grill and Frios Gourmet popsicles provided refreshments after the run. First Bank also helped sponsor the event. A special thanks to the Mountain Brook police and fire departments as well as Cherokee Bend SRO Daphne Horton for their help.