Tom Pfeifle Memorial 5k Run/Walk Saturday, September 11, 2021
Raider Park (tentative location) 8:30AM Race Time
About the Event
The Tom Pfeifle Memorial 5k Run/Walk is an annual event held in loving memory of Tom Pfeifle. We gather to run, walk, raise funds for the outdoors, and be together. The 2020 event will be on September 20, starting at Founders Park and routed on the bike path.
We gather to celebrate the things that Tom loved—the outdoors, exercise, and community. By gathering in his memory, we reinforce our favorite memories of Tom: a life filled with friends, laughter, kindness, and adventures.
All proceeds will benefit the NEW Raider Park running and biking trails at Stevens High School open for use by Rapid City Public Schools students, staff and all members of the community.
Family and friends are welcome to join!
Strollers and Strider bikes encouraged. Dogs are discouraged.
Raider Park at Stevens High School will
be the sole beneficiary of the proceeds from the 2020 Tom Pfeifle Memorial Virtual 5k Run/Walk event.
Raider Park will be the sole beneficiary of the proceeds from the 2021 Tom Pfeifle Memorial 5k Run/Walk event. The 30+ acre park (located to the north of the Stevens High School campus) has seen a dramatic increase in use by students, staff, and members of the public, thanks to the recent completion of a one-mile walking/running trail that loops around the park and is accessible from all four park entrances. It also connects to the established 1 mile “single track” trail system on the east side of the park. A park neighbor sums up the changes well, “It has been a joy to see its transformation.”
Park use through the various departments at Stevens High School is also growing. SHS principal Hafner says, “Raider Park provides an alternative, hands-on learning environment and students and staff utilize the park for habitat evaluation and mapping, landscape and life drawing, and as a base for recreational activities.” Supporters of Raider Park are committed to increasing the opportunities to experience the park. The next phases of park development include:
• Design and installation of walking path from the
Circle Drive entrance to Raider Road
• Trailhead development
• Design of outdoor classroom plaza
• Design and installation of trail system signposts
• Reclamation of abused areas
• Expansion of orchard and arboretum
Many of these endeavors will involve the collaboration of students/staff and local professionals. Raider Park supporters are focused on providing expanded educational opportunities through the design of the park as well as its use. No school district funds have been used to develop the park. All improvements are a result of donations, volunteers, and grants. For more information or to contribute and be involved, follow Raider Park on Facebook or www.tompfeifle5k.org