Students, family and community members from the three Plainville elementary schools participated in the Plainville “Monster Dash” at the middle school. Costumes were encouraged. Participants wore flag football belts throughout the race course. At designated sections of the route, participants ran through a “Monster Zone,” where volunteers (including middle school students) dressed as monsters tried to pull the flags from the runners. Participants received certificates based on how many flags they had left at the conclusion of the race.