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100 Years of Waldorf Education: Moving Towards the Future

This year marks 100 years of Waldorf Education. Worldwide, Waldorf Schools and related institutions are being asked to come together in celebration of the first 100 years and to look towards the next 100 years of Waldorf Education and beyond. Core projects have been chosen that celebrate the global reach of Waldorf Education, unite students and schools locally and globally, address environmental sustainability, and bring social renewal. 

On September 21st, as part of the “Marathon Around the World” sport project of Waldorf 100, Otto Specht School will be hosting a 5K run. The theme of the run is “Sport Inspires and Unites.” Other regional Waldorf Schools that have signed on as participating schools include Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner School NYC, Waldorf School of Garden City, and Brooklyn Waldorf School. The race course encompasses the unique community campus our school is set in. The scenic route winds through the farms, forests, and fields of the Threefold and Fellowship Communities, and highlights the many affiliated organizations and businesses the community holds, including Green Meadow Waldorf School, Sunbridge Institute, Eurythmy Spring Valley, and many more. Our small community hosts more anthroposophical initiatives per acre than anywhere else in the world, and there is no better time to show this to the world than in this momentous celebration.

Looking towards the future and working to bring people together is nothing new to Otto Specht. From the start, the growth and development of Otto Specht School and now the new Endeavor 21+ program, have been determined by the needs coming towards us. And working together with others in our community has been vital to our success in helping each individual find his or her path to learning, meaningful work, personal development, and to living as independently as possible. 

We are very excited to host this run and to celebrate the incredible wisdom that is Waldorf Education. We hope you will join us!

The run is open to all, including all abilities.*

To learn more or to register, go to: 

*If accommodations or a modified (shortened) race course are needed for you or someone you are registering, please email Chela Crane at: