Running Club Updates

We would like to congratulate all students who came out and ran with the morning running club this quarter! As a group our 249 students who came out to run, ran 2240 miles!  That is from Chula Vista to Chicago!  Wow!   This is a huge increase in number of participants and number of miles ran from last year!   Way to go Salt Creek Mountain Lions!


This last week before break, we will not be having running club, but we will resume during the first week back from fall break.  The club will now meet from 7:40 – 8:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

As our numbers grow in the running club, it is important that we maintain a safe and encouraging environment for all runners.  So, with that in mind, we are implementing a few changes to the club when we resume with running after fall break.   Parent’s please help us by discussing these changes with your student and explaining how they make our track and running club a safer place that encourages all runners.

1. If you need to walk at any time during running club, please move to the outside of the lane ear the fence, so that running students can pass. This will help the flow of traffic on the track and reduce the number of falls.

2. Running club will start at 7:40 and end promptly at 8:00 (No laps before 7:40 will count for running club.) Promptly at 8:00 we will funnel ALL runners towards the tables to check out.  Students may finish their lap in progress, but then must go straight to the table.)  This will ensure that all runners have the same opportunity to earn sticks.  Additionally, this helps get all students to class on time.

3. No sticks that are lost during the lap will be replaced.  No sticks that are broken will count.

4.  The only people who mark the running cards should be the parents sitting behind the tables.

Thank you for the continued support that all parents have shown for this club.  It is truly an awesome sight on any given morning to see the way all the parents, grandparents and students come together to make this incredible opportunity for our students.  It is a treasure to our school and with our new guidelines, we hope to make it an even better experience for all who participate.

If you have any concerns or would like to find out how you can help with running club, please contact me at


Amanda Williams


3 thoughts on “Running Club Updates

  1. That was a lot of fun! Great job kids! But FYI it was not that many miles. That would be 9 miles average per student. Considering the younger kids ran about 1 mile, that would mean the older kids ran 17 miles or so! 🙂

  2. Thank you for all of your dedication and commitment to organizing this outstanding program, Amanda! Both you and Jeff have done a great job, and our students are thriving from your labor of love! Lani Perez 🙂

  3. I am amazed with the number of kids participating and adults volunteering in our morning running club. This is such an awesome program that brings so much positive energy to our campus. We are witnessing the impact running has on the kids confidence, self-esteem and physical health! Thank you Amanda and Jeff and all the volunteers!

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