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Tiger Running Club for Students in Grades 3-5

This fall a group of parent volunteers has organized the Tiger Running Club, a before-school activity for all interested students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. There is no charge to join the club. Parents/guardians are responsible for paying students’ race fees.


Parent Information Meeting: September 6 at 7:00 p.m. — This meeting will occur immediately following the PTO meeting. We will have liability forms, team rules, and race forms. Liability forms must be handed in prior to your child’s first practice.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please notify David Custis that your child will be participating.

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:30-8:45 a.m., starting September 12 and ending November 12
We will cancel practice if there is lightning or heavy rain. Updates will be made the evening before and morning of practice on the PTO Facebook page.

Races: Dates are to be determined with tentative dates being September 30, October 14, October 28, and November 11. Children are not be required to enter any race.

Team Rules

  • Foster a positive atmosphere towards others — We intend to see lots of kids and parents lifting the spirits of their fellow participants. School rules for violence and bullying will apply. Teasing will be stopped early and any persistent teasing will not be tolerated.
  • Participate and remain positive within yourself — We will do our best to encourage everyone, however, if a child is not participating on a regular basis, we will ask the parents to stop bringing them. We need a positive atmosphere and behavior is contagious in these practices. Teams with a large contingent of kids who don’t want to be there or don’t want to try have a tendency to drag the whole group down.
  • The goal of the team is to see improvement throughout the season. We hope to see kids run multiple races so they can work to improve themselves throughout the fall.

Parent Rules

  • Participate in at least 2 practices — No parent has to run, but it is very reassuring to the active coaches when there are parents there to watch the corners, the driveways, etc. It also helps considerably when parents clean up the gumballs and branches along the sidewalks; this must be done for every practice.
  • Volunteer to help with one race — Run as a running buddy, walk the route and sweep kids who might drop out, or monitor the race course.
  • Help teach one lesson — Every parent has some expertise about exercise, a sport, or maintaining a healthy attitude, diet, etc.
  • Sign up to volunteer now: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba5ab29a5f94-fall

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