The Prairie Dog Half 10K & 5K in Arvada on Saturday, April 8 is our spring sanctioned road run. The event coordinator has given us the option of signing students up as a team for the 5K. Race details can be found here: http://www.prairiedoghalf.com/spring---arvada.html
Student Option: The 5K team option will only cost $9 per student. This option does not include the race swag, only the race bib. Since they don't offer youth size shirts at this run we hope this will not be a concern. In order to register as a team, we will be collecting racer info (name, age, gender), the $9 and approval of the waiver through Wednesday, April 4th. We then need to send that info to the race coordinator on the Thursday before the race. Dina will pick up the team's race bibs at the pre-race packet pick-up on Saturday April 7. We'll coordinate with everyone that signs up on how to get their bib either before or at the race on Sunday. Students will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Non-student Option: We will be registering as a team for the reduced price but we won't necessarily be running together. Parents and runners that want to run farther than 5K can sign up for a discounted price on the website. That part is not quite set up yet. But we will let you know as soon as it is.
For questions, to register a student or to be emailed when the online discounted group is set up, please email Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to fill some Tuesday/Thursday morning slots so we can offer extra run sessions during the weeks of CMAS testing. We'd also like to fill the Monday lunch slots. As the days get warmer, hopefully someone won't mind standing outside during lunch. :) Details on what is required are included on the sign-up genius main page. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944afa929a0f94-100mile.
If anyone is not on our parent volunteer distribution and you'd like to be, please send email to Dina and Susan (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
We'll be back again at Arrowhead Park in Indian Hills on Saturday, March 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. This will be a chance to get in as many miles as you want during the 1 hour time period. All laps must be completed during the scheduled hour at the park.
The February "2nd Saturday" event is on February 10th. We will be in Littleton at Governor James B. Grant Park. Governor Grant park is located on Field Street, just off Belleview between Kipling and Wadsworth. There is a paved 0.5 mile loop that should be good for running laps. We’ll be there from 9:30 to 10:30. Feel free to do one lap or many. We'll be stationed at the playground (Point B on map). You can park on Field street near the playground or you can park in Governor's Ranch Elementary school's parking lot (You'd then start your laps at point B). Please see the map below for details.
On Saturday, January 13th, we’ll be on the Johnston Reservoir Loop trail at Clement Park in Littleton. This is a paved trail that circles the reservoir. We'll be stationed along the trail, at the benches located across from Barnes and Nobles, from 9:30 and 10:30 am to hand out credit slips. Please be sure to start your hike at such a time that you will reach us within the designated hour. Each lap of the reservoir will be credited 1.5 miles. There is plenty of parking in front of the former Walmart, close to where we will be stationed. (There is also a Starbucks near by.) You could also start at the park if you prefer. Please contact us with any questions. (Susan, email@example.com, Dina, firstname.lastname@example.org) click to enlarge image
We'll be stationed at the red star. A picture of the location is below.
The 100 Mile Club at Parmalee is our local implementation of the nationwide 100 Mile Club program. The mission of the 100 mile club is to improve the well-being of children at school through daily physical activity in a noncompetitive, supportive, and inclusive environment. The program provides an opportunity to run or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. The 100 Mile Club is more than just a running club. It’s an opportunity for students to build self-esteem, develop camaraderie, and learn to be the very best they can be. Visit www.100mileclub.com to learn more.
The 100 Mile Club is for all Parmalee students. Every classroom has a classroom chart with every student's name. Every Parmalee student will be offered an official 100 Mile Club® Challenge Accepted identification card. As miles are accumulated their progress is tracked on the classroom charts. The 100 Mile Club offers an incentive kit for $10. Students are encouraged to register for the incentive kit. When a registered participant reaches 25 miles, he/she will be presented with fantastic T-shirt that is designed to showcase his/her accomplishments! Additional prizes are awarded at 50 and 75 miles. Upon reaching 100 miles, registered participants will receive a gold medal at the end of the school year. All participants will receive an end-of-year certificate that recognizes his/her efforts.
This year we will be have before school meet-ups on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-8:50am. We're working hard to find volunteers to hand out sticks during Monday recesses. Every 2nd Saturday of the month we'll meet at an off-campus location such as Arrowhead Park, Mount Falcon Park and Clement Park. Please see the Parmalee 100 Mile Club news page above for details.
Any questions can be directed to Susan Anderson (email@example.com) or Dina Arnott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q: What's new for the 2017/2018 school year?
A: This year we are requiring a signed waiver to participate in the morning run sessions. Also new are iron on decals which can be used for marking the milestones on the back of the t-shirt. They will be given out with the milestone rewards. We will also have 150, 200, 250, etc. box decals for anyone reaching 50 increment milestones over 100. We want to encourage students to continue running after hitting the 100 mile mark.
Q: What should I do if the weather seems bad?
A: We will update the Parmalee 100 Mile Club web site by 7:45 am if we need to cancel the morning session due to weather. If school is closed, 100 Mile Club is cancelled. Weather updates will be posted at the top of this page.
Q: How do the sticks work?
A: Our path is a 1/4 mile loop. Upon completion of their first lap students will receive a green stick. Upon completion of their second lap they’ll trade the green stick for a yellow stick. The yellow is traded for a purple on the 3rd lap. The purple is traded for a red on the 4th lap. The red stick equals a mile and is never traded in. On the 5th lap, the student hangs on to their red stick and is given a green stick. If more laps are completed, the green is traded for yellow and so on.
Q: I lost my stick, may I get a replacement?
A: No. Sticks cannot be replaced. We understand it’s upsetting to lose a stick. However, it is the responsibility of each individual to keep track of her/his own sticks so they make it to the classroom storage spot.
Q: I left my previous green/yellow/purple stick in my backpack/classroom/home so I don’t have it for this session, should I go get it?
A: Every morning or recess we will have enough sticks so you can begin fresh with a green stick. Don’t worry. If your stick is in the classroom storage spot, then your laps will be counted. You’re not “starting over” when you begin with green each morning. When the laps are tracked on the classroom chart the various colored sticks will be added up.
Q: What are "mini" miles?
A: Kindergartners run "mini" miles. This means that for every actual mile they run, they are marked for 2 miles on their chart. We do this because Kinders are smaller and they don't have recess on the big playground so are unable to participate at Monday lunch runs. It helps even the playing field. We've found they often reach milestones at roughly the same time as their older siblings if they both participate in the mornings.
Q: I'm a participating family member so don't have a classroom. How do I store my sticks and keep track of miles?
A: For anyone tracking miles but isn't enrolled in school, there is a sheet left out on the bench where you can mark your miles after the morning sessions. If you're name isn't there, feel free to add it. If you've registered and your name isn't there please let us know.
Q: How can I help?
A: We’d really like help like help on Mondays at lunch. The shift is from 10:50-12:40 in order to cover all recesses. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944afa929a0f94-100mile
Q: What does the $10 I paid go towards?
A: All $10 of the registration fee goes towards purchasing the incentive kit from the 100 Mile Club national program. The incentives include the Challenge Accepted card, t-shirt at 25 miles, gold pencil at 50 miles, bracelet at 75 miles, gold medal at 100 miles and an end of year certificate of miles completed.
Q: When will I receive my milestone reward?
A: We hand out rewards at the Friday morning sessions. If registered participants aren’t there they’ll receive the reward in their classroom.
Q: I attend ACC in the morning. May I run in the mornings?
A: Yes! We have it worked out with that students attending ACC may be released to run if the required paper work has been filled out. Please talk to Mrs. Smith.
Q: I love to see Ms. Davis and Ms. Holden on the playground with us in the morning. (Not actually a question)
A: So do we! We are so excited that they join us in the morning. They are awesome!! We really love seeing family members out on the course as well.