Soccer players at Richwoods High School traded their cleats for sneakers for the 9th annual Storm the Castle 5K.
Started by the Sinclair Family and others on the team nine years ago, the race helps raise money for the Boys and Girls soccer program at Richwoods.
People of all ages, even some four-legged friends, ran the course.
It got its name because players and fans reefer to their home fields as The Castle, so Storm the Castle was born.
The coaching staff said over the years they have made a number of improvements to the field and stands and are currently working on a concession stand.
This event funds those projects while also serving as a mini reunion.
“Not only is it for runners in the community to come out, but we want to make it kind of soccer specific as well so we encourage our players to run so we give out awards for our current players, but I’ve been here for 9 years so It’s a big deal to me to have the players who have played with us in the past come back and run the race so we give special awards for the alumni that finish as well.” said Nate Eisfelder, Richwoods Boy’s Soccer Coach
For those not running the course there was a silent auction full of holiday goodies, giving others the chance to donate.