WUSTL runners ‘Take Steps’ for area children

Gingerbread Brookings More than 600 took part in the 4th annual “Take Steps for Kids” 5K and one-mile fundraiser March 24 on the Danforth Campus. Event organizers doubled the fundraising goal this year — and still managed to surpass it — raising more than $8,200 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Hosted by Washington University Club Running, “Take Steps” is the largest student-run 5K in Missouri. The walk/run has become a popular event for students, runners and families in the St. Louis area, who gather to support the youth mentoring organization. Below, Amy Close, a member of the the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, stretches before taking part in the 5K. (Credit: Whitney Curtis (2) )Gingerbread Brookings