The Madison Running Club is a PTO-sponsored club assisted by Madison PE teacher Ms. Meissner. It is open to all grade levels. The club runs during whatever months aren’t pouring rain (September, October, maybe November, maybe March, April, May, June). The goal is to introduce students to a lifetime fitness activity and help students strengthen their cardiovascular system and work on their endurance.
When: We run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is a Before School Running Club and a Recess Running Club. Students may participate in one or both Running Clubs.
Before School Running Club
- 7:55 – 8:20 am
Recess Running Club
- 10:20 – 10:35 am – Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
- 10:40 – 10:55 am – 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade
Students must arrive on time so they do not miss any instructions. We will not run when it is downpouring raining.
What: We use the Mileage Club company to track miles. Students can earn toe tokens to put on a necklace each time they hit a 5-mile mark. Students will use the outer edge of the playfield to do their laps – each lap is a 1/4 mile.
Attendance: Once your child is signed up they can come as much or as little as they like – there are no attendance requirements. They are expected to fully participate when they are here, however.
Supplies: Students may want to bring an extra pair of shoes and socks on running club days, because the grass is not always dry in the morning, and students may not want to have wet feet all day long. They can also bring a plastic bag to put wet items in once they have finished running.
To Join: To Join the Before School Running Club complete this form. You MUST sign up in advance in order to participate in the Before School Running Club.
Parent Volunteers: Parent help is welcomed!
T-shirts: You can order a t-shirt for your child if you wish. It is not mandatory, but it is fun to get one if you’d like to! If purchasing a shirt is a financial hardship, please reach out to PTO Running Club Coordinator Tara Wickham (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you would like a shirt scholarship.