Road Runners

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Contact:
Coach Butch Soles 770-651-3023 Email

Road Runners Information

Information for YOU BEFORE Registration!

Please Click Here:  Student and Parent Information about the Road Runner Program

Click here for Road Runner Captain Applications for 4th & 5th Graders 

 P = Parent Participation

Click Here: Waiting list for Road Runners 

Filling out this form does NOT guarntee your child a spot on the team  

Date

2016-2017 Race schedule

Location

Race form 

Report Race time

September 10

PET Fun Run

New Manchester High School

Click here for PET RUN 

 Open

September 25

Get Your Pink On!

Winston Elementary

 Click here for Get Your Pink On   

October 1

South Douglas Fastest Feet Run

South Douglas/Fairplay Middle School

   

October 22

Douglasville Moonlight Run P

Downtown Douglasville

 Click here for Moonlight form

Click here for online registration

 

November TBA

COPS RUN $

New Manchester Highschool

   

November 12

Day Spring Run...(is an afternoon race) P

Central Baptist Church Supporting Lithia Springs Elementary

 Day Springs Form  

March 4 

Diamond Run 

New Manchester Elementary

   

March 11

March Madness Run (Dorsett Shoals)

Clinton Farms

   

March 26 

Bear Run P

Arbor Station Elementary

   

April 23

Cool Cat Run (Glanton Hindsman)

Villa Rica High School

   

TBA

 Peachtree Jr.

 Peidmont Park

   

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Click here to report extra races not on the Road Runner schedule

 Get updates by text message on race days click here Remind Me: Texting app. 

 

PURPOSE

To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, to provide a running enrichment program for children that offers the opportunity to improve running knowledge and skills, to participate in running events, and to meet other students in the school and the community.  The program is also designed to build self-esteem by giving children a feeling of success when they finish a race and to challenge them to improve their personal run times for future events!

Practices
Practices will be held for students in grades 3-5 on Tuesday from 2:45-4:00. Students in grades 1-2 will practice on Wednesday from 2:45-4:00 rain or shine. If it rains, we will do some activities in the gym. When we are outside, there will be several safety stations around the course where parents will be needed to monitor all of the runners. We encourage parents, who can, to come to practice and exercise with their child. We also do station work and need parents to help give encouragement to all runners.

 

Note: practicing only once per week will not improve cardiovascular endurance and race performance. It is recommended that your child exercise at least 3-4 times per week to see noticeable differences in fitness and finishing times.

Fall Season is: September-November 

Winter: optional training Wednesday morning at 7:20 January-February 

Spring Season: March - early May

 

What we do at Practice!

  • Endurance running
  • Interval training
  • Ladder training
  • Hills
  • Station work
  • Fitness stations
  • Running games
  • Speed work
  • Form running

Parent Volunteers

When we have parent help, we can be productive for your child...it takes everyone!! Here are some ways that parents can assist at practice: First Aid, providing water and Gatorade before and after practice, monitors while they are exercising, parents to run with the children, taking pictures, recording times at the races and running errands that may need to done.

R O A D 

R U N N E R
R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S

· Maintain academic and behavioral responsibilities

· Attend all practices

• Run in a minimum of 1 race in the fall and a total of 4 road races scheduled during the school year. Captains must run in a minimum of 1 race in the fall and 5 races in order to receive a captain's pin.

 

ROAD RUNNER FEES

$10 for the first child · $5.00 each additional Child 

· Membership dues help pay for the following· Gatorade, Running Supplies, Cups, Letters, Bars, Captains Bars, and any equipment that we need for the program

Uniforms

Purple Road Runner Shirt & Black Shorts

· Shirts $10.00 each. The shirt design and color are the same as last year! If you are doing road runners for the first time, you need to purchase a shirt. Road Runners from the past can still use last year's shirt. Always wear your shirts to practice! 

 

AWARDS

Dog Tags 
Letter Bar Super Runner
10 Plus Club Global Treker Perfect Season

 

LETTERS AND BARS: 

First year runners will have the opportunity to earn a letter and students who already have earned a letter will have the opportunity to earn a bar. Students must abide by all the road runner responsibilities in order to receive a letter/bar. Students who run in 4 races ( 3 races from the list and 1 extra race not on the list or 4 from the list… you choose)

SUPER RUNNER

Students who run in 7 races during the school will year their name engraved on a plaque to be hung in the gym lobby on the wall of fame. (4 races from the list and up to 3 extra races can count or 7 from the list... you choose)

10 Plus Club 

Students who run in 10 or more races receive a medal.  (7 races from the list and up to 3 extra races can count or 10 from the list... you choose)

Global Treker Award

 

Student who runs in a race furthest from ASES during the current school from August - April. Recieves a personal trophy with the race information on the trophy. 

Perfect Season

Must run in all the races on the road runner schedule. Student recieves a perfect season plaque.

 

 

For more information on Road Runners,

Click: Road Runner Constitution and Bylaws