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Run Club

Run Club

 

WHO?  Open to all students, grades K through 5th.  Staffed by parent volunteers. Parents and siblings are welcome to run too - please just speak to one of the parent volunteers to sign the PTA Waiver first.
 
WHY?  Our goal is to build an early understanding of the importance of fitness, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment.   We all know how important exercise is, but it is also extremely beneficial for children to “wake up” their brains before school!
 
WHEN?  Run Club meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:40am at the Upper Field and athletes run from 7:45-8:05am.  
 
HOW?  Runners pick up their Run Club tag from their class box on the tables on arrival (early arrival is recommended).  The student’s name and photograph are printed on their Run Club tag.  They will keep the same Run Club tag for their entire time at Pacific so please look after them!  Replacement photo tags are available for a $10 fee (there is the option of using a paper tag for which there is no fee).
 
Runners start running at 7.45am.  As the runners complete a lap, they pass by a parent with a digital scanner and the lap is recorded.  At 8:05am, kids replace their Run Club tags into their class box on the tables.  Please be careful to place the tags in the correct class box!  
 
NOTE RUNNERS NEED TO STOP AND TURN IN THEIR CARDS AS SOON AS THAT 8:05 WHISTLE BLOWS!! Please do not be late to class!!!
 
Each week at the Spirit Assembly we announce which class has the highest level of participation and we award Top Miles to the class with the most miles.  We also recognize the first marathon runners and other fantastic achievements.
 
STRIDETRACK:  Run Club uses StrideTrack® to allow parents to track their child’s progress online. Monitor your child's progress either online (www.stridetrack.com ) or via the StrideTrack® app.  To access StrideTrack® via the website or the App you need your child’s StrideTrack® number.  This number changes each year and is sent home at the start of the year before Run Club starts.
 
VOLUNTEERS:  We are looking for parent volunteers to help with set-up, check-in, scanning and packing away.  Please contact Nicole or Isobel if you are interested.
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS:  You can receive text/emails for rain cancellations and other important Run Club events by signing up for Remind messages. To receive messages via text, text @pacificrun to 81010.  To receive email updates, send an email to pacificrun@mail.remind.com.  To learn more visit the Remind website
 
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:  
Do we need to register? No, just show up at 7:40/7:45 and grab your Run Club tag from your class box.
 
Can my little brother / sister run?  Of course, although we can only make paper tags for them (but their miles will be logged in the usual way). We welcome all ages, bring your parents too! Please just make sure you sign the PTA waiver first.
 
Can I start late and/or finish early?  Although we would prefer everyone starts on time, we realize some children will arrive late which is not a problem!  Have them grab their tag and start running!
 
SPECIAL PROGRAM - KIDS HELPING KIDS:  The first marathon a child runs during Run Club, we will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need at our sister school in Lawndale.  The marathoner will receive special recognition at Assembly and the great pride in helping others!  
 
Thank you again for your support – we are looking forward to another incredible year!!
 
Click below to watch a video of Pacific Panthers and other Manhattan Beach Elementary school students paying it forward to help kids in need:
Password: payitforward
Questions, please contact Isobel Hoyle or Nicole Stoddard.