Hundreds of kids and teachers put their best foot forward Thursday for a good cause.
Laville Elementary students laced up their running shoes and hit the track for the 13-th annual Jog-a-thon.
For the last few weeks, the kids have gotten pledges from family and friends to sponsor them for the number of laps they run, jog or walk in 30 minutes.
The event serves as Laville's fall fundraiser, but this year especially, the students had a big incentive to channel their inner Morgan Uceny and rack up as many laps as they could.
All of the money raised is going towards new playground equipment, and will help make sure students have a way to stay active during the school day.
"We're promoting good health,” said Lindsay Garrett, president of Laville Elementary PTO. “Healthy minds, healthy bodies' is our motto this year, and so what better way than to come out and jog around the track as many times as you can in 30 minutes."
School officials say their goal was to raise $10,000 this year.
If they pass that mark, students will be able to vote on a brand new piece of equipment for their playground.