Event raised $3,500 for Loveland Music Boosters

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (October 15, 2021) – The Loveland Music Boosters (LMB) hosted their inaugural Music Trail Run at Home of the Brave Park last Saturday, October 9.

5K and live music event benefitted Loveland Music Boosters (Provided)

The 5K run/walk was a new fundraising event for LMB featuring live music performed by talented musicians from the Loveland Schools. Good weather helped bring out a group of nearly 90 participants in support of the young musicians and Loveland Music Boosters. Several food trucks were on hand to provide refreshments for all involved. Afterward, Carol Hall, LMB President, estimated the event raised nearly $3,500 for the boosters.

 “We had 88 registered participants,” said Hall. “We were so happy to have such beautiful weather for the run.”

Blue sky and lots of sunshine highlighted the warm October Saturday afternoon event for the runners/walkers, the 20 or more volunteers and a variety of musicians.

CLICK HERE to view an array of photos from the day (Courtesy LMB)

Ashley Herbert was a runner/walker in the inaaugural LMB Muisc Trail Run Saturday, October 9 (Courtesy Ashley Herbert)

Ashley Herbert and her husband Andrew recently moved to Loveland. She heard about the event from a neighbor.

“I was a runner, well runner and walker,” said Ashley. “It was great. We love the Loveland community and what a great way to support them by supporting the Loveland Music Boosters.”

Ashley says she and Andrew are both “music people” and their oldest son, Eli, will be entering kindergarten in Loveland Schools next fall.

“We want to support the school and the music department,” Ashley said. “We think our children are going to benefit from it.”

Mom and son – Ashley Herbert with son Eli who will attend Loveland Schools next fall (Courtesy Ashley Herbert)

The event served as a training event for Ashley as she continues to prepare to run in the upcoming “Queen Bee” race. She was impressed with how well organized the Music Trail Run was with a lot of people there. Of course the live music made it a different kind of 5K than others.

Usually the big, like Queen Bee, events there’s speakers playing music from CD’s,” Ashley explained. “This one was really neat because there were either current students or former students playing or singing. There were people playing guitars, singing, and there was a violinist on the trail. It was really neat to see what you are supporting and what your money is going toward. That gave it even more of a sense of community. We’re really excited to become part of the Loveland community and really excited for Eli to go to school here and be more involved in the upcoming years.”

There will be plenty of opportunities for the Herbert family and the rest of the Loveland community to get involved, not only in the years to come, but with a number of Loveland Music Booster events coming up this year. Just a couple weeks away on November 5, is The Booster Bash. This was the first run hosted by the Music Boosters, but indications are it won’t be the last.

“We do plan to make it an annual event,” Hall said. “Thanks to all who participated.”

If you are interested in helping support Loveland City School District music programs, check out the Loveland Music Boosters website for more information on how you can volunteer, become a member, make a donation, or participate in one of the upcoming events. CLICK HERE to visit the LMB website.

Here is a list of LMB events coming up during the current school year:

  • The Booster Bash – November 5
  • Taste of Loveland – April 9, 2022
  • Swirl and Sip – April 29, 2022