Lobos activos

2022-2023 on campus running club

The 2022-2023 CCE Running Club will begin on Thursday, September 29, 2022. In order to participate, each student MUST register online and download, complete, sign and submit the following forms BEFORE the student can participate:

  • Extracurricular Activities Permission Slip

  • Cesar Chavez Running Club Parent/Guardian Emergency Procedure Release Form

These forms can also be found below. **Your student may not participate until the forms are received!**

CCE Running Club will meet on Thursdays after school from 2:45-3:45 p.m. It is open to first through sixth graders. Kindergarteners may participate with a parent or guardian present.

**NOTE: There will be no Running Club when it is raining. Rain cancellations will be communicated to parents via email addresses provided to the organizers.**

How do I sign up?

Complete the online registration (available at CCE Running Club with Lobos Activos) and then complete and return all required forms to the CCE Running Club Coordinator. Send scanned copies to LobosActivosCCE@gmail.com OR deliver a hard copy to the Running Club mailbox in the CCE front office.

What about students in Catalyst Kids (Catalyst) or Davis Kids Klub (DKK)?

Both Catalyst and DKK are excited to have students participate in Running Club. Catalyst requires completion of its own release form before your student can participate. DKK requests that you notify staff of your student's participation in Running Club.

What can parents/caregivers do to help?

This program, which is entirely volunteer-led, cannot function without your support. Volunteers are needed to check participants in and out and help monitor the course. ALL parents/caregivers are also encouraged to run/walk with us any time!

**We are currently in search of a new leader of this program beginning January 2023. Please contact Hilary Henricson at hilary.henricson@gmail.com for more information.**

The goals of the program are:

  • Get kids excited about physical activity

  • Help children make healthy lifestyle choices

  • Build friendships through exercise

  • Insure that each child experiences personal success

Running Club Fast Facts

When/where do students participate?

After school every Thursday (except on rainy days, school holidays, or conference days) from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Participants check in and out at the Running Club table (see the map below).

**NOTE: There will be no Running Club when it is raining. Rain cancellations will be communicated to parents via email addresses provided to the organizers.**

Who can join?

All students in grades 1-6, and Kindergarteners with a parent/guardian.

What to wear?

Comfortable seasonal clothes and suitable sneakers.

Anything special they should bring?

A water bottle and, if desired, a snack. Participants tend to work very hard. They may get hungry and thirsty, especially 1-3 graders.

How does it work?

Participants check in with volunteers at the Running Club table. All participants will be issued a QR code on a laminated card to use for recording their laps via the Running Club iPad. Participants will receive their card when they check in and return it when they check out.

Our track has been repaved and now measures 400 meters / .25 miles. Students will be rewarded with a "wolf paw" token each time they complete eight laps / two miles. The tokens can be placed on a shoelace necklace. Past participants can bring their existing necklace and continue to add tokens. There will also be token rewards for achieving half and full marathon distances.

What are the rules of Running Club?

All participants of Running Club will be: Responsible, Respectful, and Safe.

Where does running club meet?

Running Club meets on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 pm in the field under the cedar trees, near the southwest corner of the blacktop.

Why A running club?

Did you know that only 1 in 4 children get at least half an hour of exercise daily?

The number of sedentary children is on the rise. Unfortunately, so is childhood obesity and diabetes. Parents can encourage their children to exercise for fun and fitness! If we can instill healthy habits in our children while they are young, these habits are more likely to become a permanent part of their lives. Research has demonstrated numerous benefits of a running program including:

  • Improved self-image

  • Reduced behavioral problems

  • Improved mood and creativity

  • Improved academic performance

  • Improved physical fitness

  • Improved nutrition

  • Better long-term habits

  • Healthier long-term lifestyle (exercise is a part of the daily routine)

  • Ensure that each child experiences personal success