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Falcon Elementary Coaches

Head Coach-Ashley Morgan

vampirehippie719@gmail.com

719-209-9518

 

 

First Practice Date and parent meeting information:

First Practice:
Tuesday, September 3rd

Parent Meeting:
Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:00 a.m.

 

Practice Days and location:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Meet at the Patriot Learning Center Track for practices.
Runners will be walked to the school following practices.

Practice Times:

7:15-8:00 a.m.

 

Extra Information

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.

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 three running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Colorado Running Company 


Meet Information

Meets take place at the Challenger/MountainView fields

Races will be held on Mondays at 5:30 pm 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

5:20 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



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!