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Frontier Elementary Coach

Jennifer Mercado
jen.mercado57@gmail.com
719-331-2585
 

Hi everyone!! I’m Jennifer Mercado and I am excited to be the coach for Landsharks Running for Frontier Elementary! I currently have a daughter in 3rd grade at Frontier and my son in 6th at Mountain Ridge, who transitioned from Frontier. I have been running for four years, completed four half marathons, and currently training for a full marathon. As a family, my kids and I often participate in various fun runs and enjoy running together. I truly look forward to this opportunity to coach your kids!!

First Practice Date and parent meeting information:

Our first practice will be on September 5, 2019 and we will hold a parent meeting that first day from 7:45am-8am.

Practice Days and location:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please meet at the school under the pavilion at the playground

Practice Times:

7:15am-8am

SEPT 22nd Meet DETOUR INFORMATION!

North Stadium Boulevard between Parade Loop to North Gate Boulevard is scheduled to remain closed until Sept. 25 to allow workers to install utilities into an entry control point facility.

Drivers have been be rerouted to Parade Loop as a detour from North Gate Boulevard to Stadium Boulevard.

Please give yourself an extra 10 minutes due to the detour. If you are military, the South Entrance maybe a little quicker depending on where you coming from


Meet Information

Meets will take place at the Falcon Stadium Parking Lot

Meets will be on Sundays at 1:00 pm on:
September 22nd
September 29th
October 6th


Race Schedule

RUNNERS SHOULD ARRIVE BY 12:30 P.M.

Our schedule of events

12:30 Runners and Coaches Arrive

12:35  Coaches Meeting

12:40 Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director on the infield for course assignments

12:55 Star Spangled Banner

1:00 Races Begin

1/2 mile kindergarten & 1st grade

1mile 2nd-6th grade

1.5miles 2nd-6th grade



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. 

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 guidleines for our races.  These guidelines are in plce 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!