Running Club is a non-competitive group of students who voluntarily gather before school to run or walk and work toward their personal mileage goals. The club is open to all grades. Running Club objectives include fostering self-confidence, improving health, and having a great time! We hope to see you there!
Fridays 7:35 - 7:50 am
Just drop in. No pre-registration is necessary.
There are no fees. Participation in Running Club is free!
How Does it Work?
Students complete laps around the track in the schoolyard. As a student completes a lap, s/he receives a Running Club stick from a volunteer. Students complete as many laps as possible during the allotted time, approximately 15 minutes. Students may either run or walk.
A guardian volunteer will announce when Running Club time is over. Students must complete all laps before 7:50 am. Students will not be allowed to complete any laps that they are currently running or walking when the volunteer on duty calls out that the session has ended. Volunteers will try to give students time warnings as 7:50 am approaches.
Students turn in their sticks to a volunteer at the completion of the session. Volunteers will keep a running total throughout the year for each participant.
Students will earn badges called "toe tokens," which are small, colorful foot-shaped key-ring tags, for cumulative mileage goals reached.
Guardians are welcome to run or walk with JPTA students during Running Club, and siblings are allowed if a guardian is present and volunteers deem it safe for them to run. However, only JPTA students will collect sticks and earn toe tokens.
Unfortunately, in the case of a lost or dropped stick, replacement sticks cannot be given unless turned in by another student.
In the case of inclement weather, Running Club will be cancelled. If you are unsure of the weather conditions, come by the schoolyard and see if Running Club volunteers are present. If not, Running Club has been cancelled. Enjoy being early to school.
Please Volunteer with Us!
Guardian involvement is crucial for the success of Running Club, and we need you! Please drop in on Friday mornings or contact Stephanie Haan-Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org to become one of our wonderful volunteers.
Please talk with one of our organizing parents, Stephanie Haan-Amato (email@example.com), Amy Collins, or Cindy Settles.