What does a running coach do when trying to inspire a group of teenagers on a cool, rainy day in the midst of Cross-Country Running season? Devise a creative solution to compel them to lace up their shoes and hit the trail! What always motivates teens, in particular student-athletes? Food.
This is how Mr. Gilfillan’s Chucket of Bicken Race of Champions (C-BROC for short) began. At 4:00 p.m. on October 20, 2023, students gathered outside of Lower Hadden Hall, to sprint for sustenance.
Here’s how C-BROC works: The race has a staggered start based on their previous times. This means those with a slower time had a slight headstart, levelling the playing field, and ensuring everyone had a reasonable chance to win.
From Mr. Gilfillan:
A massive day for XC this afternoon.
Was it bigger and better than OFSAA?
The Boston Marathon?
The Super Bowl?
Chuck E. Cheese?
Other awesome things like bouncy castles, kittens, bunnies and petting zoos?
It turns out that Jack's doesn't make fried chicken, KFC is too far away and McDonald's only has Fillet o' Fish at "select locations".
So we had to modify it.
The winners of the Chucket of Bicken Championships are:
Renata ’27 won the Junior field and walked away with a Happy Meal including a plastic Halloween bucket that she gets to keep (and a toy!).
Ben ’25 won the Senior 10-piece Chicken McNugget (with sweet 'n sour sauce!) for the Senior prize.
Juniors and novices each received a pat on the back AND one McNugget for their efforts.
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