CORNING - Eight-year-old Broderic Earl was one of about 270 Winfield Elementary School students who had a great time Friday at the National Walk/Run at School Day.

The event started at about 9:40 a.m. in front of Winfield Elementary, said Nicole Salyerds, school resource teacher. Students ran or walked to Reynolds Avenue, then to the nearby bike path before heading back to the school.

“It’s a program that is not only promoting physical activity for 30 minutes a day,” Salyerds said. “It also promotes nutrition for the students.”

Salyerds said the walk/run event, held for the 4th time at Winfield Elementary, is just shy of 3k.

“I wasn’t the fastest, but it was fun,” said Earl, a third-grade student. “It was a good day. I got to go over the bridge at the walking path, that was fun.”

Salyerds said Wegmans donated oranges to be handed out to all students at the end of the walk/run. Hands on Glass provided awards that were handed out to students grades 3-5 who won at the event.

Juventas Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, the Corning PBA and Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Twin Tiers donated money to make the event a success.

“We couldn’t do this without them,” Salyerds said.