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Montair PTA: Run Club

Run Club News

2019-2020 Montair Elementary School Run Club

Welcome Montair Runners!

I am pleased to announce that Montair's Run Club will be kicking off soon!  In an effort to continue Montair's focus on health and community the Run Club is open to all students, parents, siblings, teachers and staff. Our goal is to encourage the students to walk or run, setting personal goals and building confidence by a creating a positive experience.  And the program is FREE!  There are no fees or commitment. 

Program overview

  • FALL Run Club:  Wednesday, September 19th through Wednesday, October 30th
  • SPRING Run Club: Wednesday, April 17th through Wednesday, May 20th 
  • Scheduled weekly - Wednesday's 7:30-8:10 am  (please meet by the Kids Country buildings)
  • Every student that participates will get a necklace and a run charm
  • Mileage is tracked using lanyards and QR codes
  • For every 5 laps they complete around the field track they will get another charm.  5 laps = 1 mile
  • All charms will be delivered to the student by their teacher in class
  • Milestone awards will be given at 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles
  • Students that attend all Run Club days in the month will be awarded an attendance charm

Please ensure that all family members have appropriate shoes for running as the sidewalk and black top can be slick at times.

We look forward to seeing everyone in September.

Go Roadrunners!

 

Stephen Dunphy & Matt Alberti

Run Club Organizers

Run club q&a

2019-2020 Montair Run Club 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is Run Club?  Run Club will be every Wednesday morning before school from 7:30-8:10 am.    An email will be sent out prior to Run Club being cancelled if needed.

 

What if I haven’t started yet?  Run Club is open to all students that attend Montair all year long.  You can begin any time as long as you have signed the PTA waiver.  Please be sure to send an email to stephendunphy@sbcglobal.net prior to attending so that we can have a lanyard and QR code assigned to your child.

 

What if we are running late one morning?  Run Club charms are based on laps run so please don’t worry if you are late one day!  We still look forward to seeing you if only for part of the time.

 

What if it rains?  Run Club will be cancelled if it is raining or has rained and the black top is wet.   Our priority with the kids is safety and the rain creates a slippery surface for running.

 

Can I stay and watch, can I run with my child and can I bring my little kids with me?  Run Club is open to the whole family!  We encourage parents to stay and watch, help the Run Club group or run with your kids.

 

Where should I park?  Please remember that the teachers begin to come to school at 7am and need their parking spaces.  Please do not park in any space market “STAFF” parking.

 

What should the kids wear?  Please check the weather before leaving the house and have your kid’s wear appropriate running clothing.  Shorts, sweat pants and most importantly proper running shoes are recommended.  Gloves and hats in the winter will also be helpful but the kids will get warm while running.

 

What are the ‘charms’ the kids earn?  Each student that participates in Run Club will get one ‘foot’ charm for every 5 laps they run.  The laps are cumulative which may result in more charms some weeks than others.  There are also charms for attendance, mileage hurdles and if they participate in a 5K.

 

Where to they get the charms?  Charms will be given out in class every regularly from their teachers.  Please remember that all charms are one week behind in distribution.

 

What if they lose their necklace or don’t get a charm one week that they earned?  Please encourage your student to keep their necklace in a special place.  We don’t have many extra necklaces to replace those lost but I will help as needed.   If they do not get a charm in class that they think they earned or have lost one please send an email to stephendunphy@sbcglobal.net.  We will do our best to quickly get the students what they need as I know how important the charms and necklaces!

 

What if I want to help with Run Club?  Run Club is growing fast and we welcome any volunteers!  There are many tasks to do the day of Run Club as well as if you can’t attend during the day. If you want to help volunteer, please email me directly at stephendunphy@sbcglobal.net.