Thursday, April 17, 2014

Running Club

Spring Running Club is Here!!

Running Club begins Monday, April 21st until Friday, May 23rd .

We meet everyday before school at 8:45  to run or walk laps.  6 laps around the playground equals one mile.  In the case of wet or muddy conditions we will run around the block across from Folwell meeting on the corner of 7th Street and 15th Ave.

All students are invited to participate in Spring Running Club.  For those who are interested in training for the Med-City Kids Marathon, information, registration and mile tracking forms can be found at www.medcitymarathon.com  (click on Kids Events).   Participation in the Med City Kids Marathon is NOT required.  We encourage every student to join us before school to run or walk as much or as little as you’d like.   Teachers report that those students who participate in running club come to class ready to learn.

There will be 5$ gift card drawings everyday and 25$ gift card drawing every week for those students who come to Running Club every day of the week.

SAFETY:
Due to construction at Folwell this spring, we will need to take extra precautions to keep students safe.  There will be absolutely NO entering the playground through the parking lot.   Please drop students off in front of the school and have them walk around the corner and enter the playground on the North/6th Street Side.  We will have volunteers on the corner or near the gate, welcoming students to running club.  In the event we are running around the block, please have students use the crossing guards or adult assistance to cross the street.

Remember to wear running shoes.  No open toed shoes will be allowed.  There will be no running club if inclement weather.

VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteers will be needed to ensure a smooth and safe running club.  Please consider signing up to help keep track of miles and supervise students.   Volunteer sign up is through VolunteerSpot  http://vols.pt/hbg3az   Due to construction volunteers are asked to park North on 15th Avenue SW, or up on 7th Street SW on the other side of 14th Ave SW.

PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE PRIZES. 
All students must return the mint green registration form that went home Friday April   11th.   Extra forms can be found in the cabinet in front of the main office.


Please contact Sarah Lichty (sflichty@q.com) if you have any questions.  

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