This Mothers' Day, six teams of eight runners - WMS students, parents, staff and alumni - joined together at the Delaware Marathon Running Festival as the Meerkat Milers.
Each eight-member team completed a full marathon (26.2 miles) by running 3.275 miles per person. Children from WMS's 7-9 and 9-12 programs had their own teams, while two teams of parent/teacher "chasers" ran alongside them.
In addition to the students and the adults who ran with them, WMS had two adult/alumni teams, one of which won the race's Montessori Division and placed fourth overall in the 8-Personal Marathon Relay with a time of 3:39:05.9!
"It was an event that made me so happy to be a part of this community of people that encourage and support each other and who help to bring out the very best out of each of us," said 7-9 teacher and WMS parent Melissa Connelly. "What a wonderful way to bring up our children!"
Many thanks to the Wilmington Montessori School PTO for organizing this event. To view more photos of the Meerkat Milers, check out the album