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Trailblazer Elementary Coach

Tom Oldenburg
Head Coach


Brenna Ellington
Assistant Coach 


*Parents will be notified by text or email if there is a cancelled or delayed meet or practice.

*If you are interested in helping out at practices or races let us know. Any help is appreciated.

LANDSHARKS Important Dates

August 5, 2019    Registration Opens/Financial Assistance Opens

August 26, 2019  Parent Meeting @ 6 PM

August 31, 2019         Financial Aid Closes

September 4, 2019   First Practice

September 13, 2019  $5 Shirt Shipping fee and $10 late registration fee begins

September 13 & 14, 2019   T-Shirt Pick Up by Coaches

September 23, 2019   1st Meet 

October 9, 2019       Last Practice/

October 13, 2019   Celebration Run


Download the Sports Engine App

Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, the easiest way to find Trailblazer is to search for Team ID: 1867190.


Where:  Coaches Home (Brenna & Tom)
                    9725 Castle Ridge Cir

When:  August 26, 2019 @ 6 PM

Contact Coach Tom or Coach Brenna with questions.



Where:  Trailblazer near Baseball Field - meet there at 3:30

When: Mon & Wed - 3:45-4:30
Wed only after meets start
Practice Dates:  9/4, 9/9, 9/11, 9/16, 9/18, 9/25, 10/3

Last Practice Celebration: 10/9 

Ensure runners come to school dressed for practice.

Pick your child up promptly at 4:30 pm.

Notify the coaches if your child is going home on their own or if someone other than a parent is picking them up.



 Location:  Sweetwater Park 

Dates:  9/23, 9/30, 10/7
Time:  Meet begins promptly at 5:30 pm.  Please arrive no later than 5:10 pm

Races: Kindie & 1st - 1/2 mile only, 2nd-6th - 1 mi or 1.5 mi       


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

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 three running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost.



Meets will be at 5:30 pm at Sweetwater Park on: 
Monday, September 23rd
Monday, September 30th
Monday, October 7th

Race Schedule


Our schedule of events

5:00 Runners and Coaches Arrive-

5:05  Coaches Meeting

5:20 Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director on the infield for course assignments

5:25 Star Spangled Banner

5:30 Races Begin

1/2 mile, K & 1st grade

1 mile, 2nd-6th grade

1.5 mile,  2nd-6th grade


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. 

Parent Guidelines

Thanks for your support and cheering for all our runners!

Parent 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 the designated area.

2.  Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive their race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on the infield are coaches and/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 runner's shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.

4.  See Race Schedule 

5. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the in field with the runners.  Please remain on the hill in the parent viewing area for the safety of the kids and the efficiency of race day schedule.

6.  Following your runner's race your child will find you in the designated parent 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 Saucony for your continued support!

Thank you to The Colorado Running Company for your continued support!

Thank you to true sport for your continued support!