Running Activities to Enhance Fitness
Fall and Spring
The Gibson Running Club is a 9 week program. It ends with the option of participating in the Turkey Trot in Marion on November 12th.
Sponsored By: ??? Looking for sponsors, if you or your company would like to help sponsor the running club, contact Coach Murray – 558-1744. We’ll put your company logo on the back of our t-shirts. Thanks for your consideration.
Purpose: Fight childhood obesity
Teach lifelong healthy habits/ connect with the community
Learn proper running techniques
Encourage families to exercise together
Increase aerobic capacity
Build community in our school
Have fun while getting in shape together
Goal: Complete a 4k- (2.49-mile) road race run/walk at the conclusion of the 9-week program.
Overview: The learning to run club is a 9-week program in which participants must commit to exercise 3 times a week. One of the 3 days for the students will be completed at school, (Monday mornings 7:50-8:35 a.m.) while the other 2 days must be completed on their own. If family members wish to participate, they may complete all three days on their own. Each week there is a new workout that gets progressively harder, as well as a new topic of discussion. Guest speakers will be invited each week to talk about the new topic. We will be taking attendance for the students on Monday mornings, and there will be a log chart that the students must have filled out by their parents to show they have completed the 2 days they are responsible for. At the beginning of each week, log charts will be collected at the Monday morning workout. Upon completion of the 9-week program, students who meet the goal of 3 times per week will be awarded a running club t-shirt, **if we find sponsorship to fund the t-shirts**. Along with the t-shirt, all members of the learning to run club will participate in a 4k –(2.49 mile) road race run/walk to celebrate the success of their hard work.
9-Week Schedule: (Kindergarten-1st grade, complete only half of the sets)
Week 1- Sept. 12-16 – “Building the House-Wearing the right shoes” (run 1 min, walk 1 min 10sets)
Week 2- Sept. 19-23 – “Proper stretching techniques”(run 2 min, walk 1 min – 6 sets)
Week 3- Sept. 26- 30 - “Hot/Cold weather running” (run 3 min, walk 1 min – 5 sets)
Week 4 – Oct. 3-7 – “Breathing” (run 4 min, walk 1 min – 5 sets)
Week 5 – Oct 10-14 – “Nutrition” (run 5 min, walk 1 min – 3 sets)
Week 6 – Oct. 17-21 – “Form and Posture” (run 6 min, walk 1 min – 3 sets)
Week 7 – Oct. 24- 28– “Keeping it Fun” (run 8 min, walk 1 min, run 4 min-2 sets)
Week 8 – Oct 31 - Nov 4 – “Run Day Preparation” (Run 10 min, walk 1 min – 2 sets)
Week 9 – Nov.7-11 – “Taper/Checklist” (Run 5 min, walk 1 min – 2 sets)
Final Event Turkey Trot Nov. 12th (not mandatory)