Forty-eight runners departed from the TASIS gates at 6:15 on the morning of May 1 for the 6th annual Beat the Bells Run, with 38 making it down to Lake Lugano and back before the Sant’Abbondio bells chimed at 7:00. The challenging run, which is just under seven kilometers with an elevation change of 340 meters, helped raise more than CHF 400 for the Nepal Global Service Program group.
Thirty-two TASIS students, 10 faculty and staff members, three parents, and three guests (including the remarkable Fatah Soroush, who made his first trip back to TASIS since graduating in 2014) accepted the challenge. Though this is a community-building event and not a race, it’s worth noting that High School Math Teacher and World Masters Mountain Running Champion Tommy Manning cruised to a course record of 26:44, guest Storm Keays was not far behind at 27:57, and the trio of Danny Schiff (Global Service Program Director and ultramarathon runner), Denis Breus ’20, and Enzo Allanson ’21 crossed the finish line at 31:14.
See more photos on the TASIS SmugMug page.