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Students from Pierre Moran Middle School wait to complete a task in Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Island Park in Elkhart. More than 500 students from 14 schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Pierre Moran Middle School eighth graders Austin Taylor and Caley Lynch compete in Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Island Park in Elkhart, Ind. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Jose Cortez, a seventh grader at Pierre Moran Middle School, takes aim while flicking paper footballs as part of Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Concord Mall in Elkhart. More than 500 students and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Pierre Moran Middle School eighth graders Austin Taylor and Caley Lynch work to complete a task during Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Island Park in Elkhart, Ind. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Five Star Life coach Josh Webber gives a piggyback ride to Jose Cortez while moving to their team’s next task Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Concord Mall in Elkhart. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the Amazing Race event, which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Judy Gregory, executive director for Five Star Life, leads Pierre Moran Middle School students in a cheer before giving them a clue to complete their next task Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Concord Mall in Elkhart. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the Amazing Race to the Top event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Classmates and coaches hoist Pierre Moran Middle School eighth grader Breana Bushnell onto their shoulders to take a team picture after her teammates had completed their final task in Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Island Park in Elkhart. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

John Rodriguez, a seventh grader at Pierre Moran Middle School, talks to Five Star Life coach Micah Kimler before completing a task in the Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Island Park in Elkhart. More than 500 students from 14 area schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Pierre Moran eighth grader Ignacio Orta leads his classmates to their next task during Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Concord Mall Elkhart. More than 500 students and 100 volunteer coaches participated in the event which promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
More than 500 students participate in Five Star Amazing Race in Elkhart

Posted on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — More than 500 students from 14 schools and 100 volunteer coaches participated in Five Star Life’s Amazing Race to the Top on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event promotes teamwork and Five Star’s five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sacrifice and courage.

Students who participated in the after-school program will compete against other schools as they travel to different locations to complete tasks as quickly as possible.

The event started with the kick-off rally at 8:40 a.m. at Southgate Church in South Bend.

From there, students traveled to several locations, including the East Race, Concord Mall and Island Park. As they traveled to different locations, students also participated in trivia, “Minute to Win it” and group game challenges.

Students have also been collecting food items to donate to the food pantry at Southgate. Last year more than 1,000 items were collected.