Gr. 3,4,5,6 Running Club
Dear Parent(s) and / or Guardian(s),
Starting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 the Bellevue Fall Running Club will begin.
Practices will be held after school, on the following days, from 3:20 PM until approximately 3:50 PM.
Wednesday, September 5
Monday, September 10
Wednesday, September 12
Monday, September 17
Wednesday, September 19 – Coloniale X-Country Meet – No running club at school
Monday, September 24
Wednesday, September 26 – -Wednesday, September 26 -LDAA/Black Gold Cross-Country Meet (Optional School Field Trip during the day, in Wetaskiwin, AB.) All Running Club members are encouraged to participate. ($9.00 bus/registration fee for participants.)
*There will be no running club on this day as we encourage all members to attend this daytime meet. Details coming soon!
Monday, October 1
Wednesday, October 3 – No running club / early dismissal
– Saturday, October 6 – John Bole Classic (Leduc, AB (Optional, parents transport, $10/competitor) http://leductrackclub.wix.com/leductrack#!bole-classic/c1xxn
Monday, October 8 – No running club / Thanksgiving / No School
Wednesday, October 10
-Saturday, October 13 – Hawrelak Park, (Edmonton, AB) – 2018 Annual Autumn Cross-Country Classic (Optional, parents transport, $8.00) http://www.ellistiming.ca/AutumnClassic/
Additional dates may be added.
**There are other meets that you may be interested in signing up for on your own, the links are below. (These will not be organized through the school.)
Harriers ($7.00 per child per race – multiple races)
Peace Hills – Wetaskiwin ($10.90) Entry Deadline Sept. 12th
There are no fees for the running club.*
* There is a possibility that we may participate in optional events. Any fees and required, or transportation associated with these optional events will be the responsibility of the participant(s).
The running club will meet outside near the south-central doors of Bellevue. Runners must check in and check out at each session. Students are encouraged to wear clothing and shoes suitable for athletics and the weather. Prompt transportation home after each session will be the responsibility of you and your child, and must be arranged ahead of time.
The club is open to all students in Grades 3 to 6. No experience is necessary, as the focus will be on participation. The training runs will follow a variety of 1 to 5 kilometer routes near the school.
There will be 3 group options to promote success for all students, Running Club coaches will help students determine the group that is best for them and reassess as needed.
Group 1- fast paced walk with some running (this group will have a brisk walk, usually 1 – 2 km)
Group 2- a beginner running group (these runners will have a slow pace but run consistently, about 2 – 3 km)
Group 3- established runners (these runners will have a faster pace – often completing around 3 – 4 km)
The runs will be supervised by several volunteer staff members. Parent volunteers are welcome to participate by walking or running with the studen