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Redstone Elementary Coach

Keri Carland
720-560-6717

kericarland@comcast.net

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FIRST PRACTICE

TBD

PRACTICE DAYS

TBD
 

PRACTICE TIMES

TBD

Extra Information

Redstone Elementary Run Club

Practices:  We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school at 3:30 pm until 4:15 pm.   

Runners will assemble at the basketball courts behind the school.  At practice we will warm-up, run with our ability groups, play a game, cool down, and be released to the same assembly area.  Please pick-up your runner at 4:15 pm.  All runners must have  a water bottle, labeled with his/her name on it to every practice!

MEETS: Sundays this season, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th.  Time TBD.

COVID PROTOCOLS:

  • Practices will be OUTDOORS ONLY.  Black top, field, and nearby trails.
  • Masks will be warn, regardless of age, during stretching and instructions only.  Masks will not be worn while physical activity is occurring. Coaches/Team Leaders will wear a mask when not able to socially distance from their runners.  Lanyards will be recommended to hold masks on their necks during practice.  Gators cannot be warn in place of masks.
  • One coach per 12 runners.  Fingers crossed all coaches will be vaccinated, 1/2 already are (yay!).
  • Kids will be divided into three groups, assessed on the first day for placement.  After that, there will be an option to change groups 1 week later, but that will be the ONLY CHANGE ALLOWED.  The goal being to keep runners with their set group the entire season.
  • All stretching, runs, & games will be with their set group only.  No team games this season.
  • Runners will be provided hand sanitizer at check-in and again at check-out.
  • Games will not involve runners touching each other or touching any objects (that any others will touch).
  • Pickup will be on blacktop divided in the three groups separately, so that everyone isn’t crowded together.  
  • Parents will be required to wear masks at pickup.

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.  Coach Keri will email you no later than 2:30 if practice is cancelled.  *You will need to contact the school to make other arrangements for your runner.*

Dress for Success:  Runners need to dress according to the weather.  We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins. 

Clothing guidelines:

55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.

45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves.  If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.

Running shoes:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Expect to pay at least $50 for a good shoe that will last for the fall and spring series if worn just for running.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have two running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Colorado Running Company  in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost in Lone Tree.


MEET INFORMATION

Meets are tentatively scheduled for Thursdays at 5:30 pm at Homestead Elementary School on:
September 23rd
September 30th
October 7th


Race Schedule

RUNNERS SHOULD ARRIVE BY 5:00 P.M.

Our schedule of events

5:00 Runners and Coaches Arrive-

5:05  Coaches Meeting

5:15 Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director for course assignments

5:25 Star Spangled Banner

5:30 Races Begin

Kindergarten - 1st Grade - 1/2 mile
2nd - 6th Grade  - 1 mile OR 1.5 mile

***Heats will be determined by Site Director on race day***



WEATHER POLICIES

Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 
2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.
3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).
4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.
5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.
6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.
7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 


Meet Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

  1. Please park in designated areas only.
  2. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach and then parents must be in the designated spectator viewing area(s).  The only adults allowed on the race course are coaches or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  3. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  4. Each race night all runners run ONLY one race of their choice with their age group.
  5. Please for the safety of ALL athletes No parents on the race course.  There will be coaches on the course with the runners as well as designated volunteers to help keep all runners safe.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated spectator viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  7. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”

THANK YOU TO KONA ICE FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY