Solana Beach Schools Foundation hosted Solana Pacific’s annual Sandpiper Sprint fun run March 24 to raise money for the school’s Discovery Labs & STREAM programs: art, science, supplemental P.E., and technology. Shortly before the event date, students seek pledges from parents, family members and friends. At the Sandpiper Sprint, the kids ran a course on the back playing field for 20 minutes, accompanied by their classmates, teachers, and parent volunteers. The DJ and MC motivated the kids with fun tunes and words of encouragement. Each class wore different colors and team names that they had chosen. Some of the teachers and parents ran in costumes. The energy, team spirit and camaraderie could be felt by all.