Saturday, May 11, 2019
CPCC Central Campus
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Please join us for the 23rd Annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run on Saturday, May 11, 2019. An estimated 800 participants are expected to attend this family-friendly event which supports Central Piedmont student scholarships and other student needs. The Central Piedmont Skyline Run features four components including the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, Walk for Health, 1-mile Family Fun Run and the 5K Baby Jogger Championship. Vendors will be on hand in the Health/Fitness and Food zones to discuss and promote healthy living.
For our 2019 event, we are placing a spotlight on all moms in our community and raising scholarship dollars to support our student mothers women who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families. Your registration helps to provide opportunities and contributes to the upward mobility of our community's citizens.
The 2019 Central Piedmont Skyline Run is certified by USATF (certificate # NC15039DF).
Previous Year Photos
Student Success Story: Beatrice Plowman
Central Piedmont student Beatrice Plowman has known since she was little girl growing up in East Africa that she wanted to one day be a nurse.
"Life in Kenya was challenging," she explains. "My parents were poor and couldn't afford to send me to college. So, my dreams had to be put on hold. It took my sister's untimely death in a Kenyan hospital (because there weren't any doctors or nurses available to help her after a miscarriage) to rediscover my desire to go into healthcare and help others."
While knowing which career to choose was an easy decision for Beatrice, the road to get there has been difficult. She uprooted herself, trading the African landscape for the Queen City's skyline, and decided to enroll in Central Piedmont's nursing program at a less than ideal time in her life--as a wife and young mother of two.
"Juggling school with my home and work lives has been the most challenging thing I've ever done," says Beatrice, who serves as a certified nursing assistant for Novant Health. "I'm missing so much of my children's lives. Most days I'm gone for 14-hour clinicals or working the night shift at the hospital to support my family. That's why it's so amazing to hear about events like Skyline Run, which is raising funds to support our community's student mothers, extraordinary women who want to better themselves, but don't know how to take that critical first step."
For Beatrice, the decision to attend Central Piedmont has been life-changing. She has leveraged many of the college's resources to her advantage, utilizing Central Piedmont's Family Resource Center to help her find daycare for her children, visiting the financial aid office to see if any last-minute funds were available, and befriending multiple instructors who have served as personal cheerleaders.
Adds Beatrice, "Thanks to all of the assistance I've received at Central Piedmont--both personally and financially--I am hopeful for the future...a future that not only includes graduating in December, starting a new career as a registered nurse and providing for my family, but also serving as a positive role model to my children. That's what they deserve."