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Run Club


Multiple studies have shown that cardio exercise in the morning promotes better mood, concentration and academic performance.  Additionally, social running is fun!

Running Club is for ALL Meadows students. No running experience needed. No permission slips required. Just show up on the lower playground at 7:40 a.m., Tuesday-Friday. You can run, walk, or skip until 8 a.m. Every lap is tracked and runners are rewarded when they reach marathon milestones. Parents are welcome to run, too!

  • Fall Season: 9/24/19 – 12/6/19 (no Run Club on 10/31/19)
  • Winter Break: 12/7/19-1/13/20
  • Spring Season: 1/14/20 – May 2020 (no Run Club on 1/16/20)

Join Remind Group Text to get automatic Run Club notifications. Text @3a3ehe to the number 81010 to join.

A few rules:

  • Kinders must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and walked to class at 7:55 a.m. (given kinder starts at 8am).
  • All other students may be dropped off, but only after 7:40 a.m., when parent volunteers are present.
  • Students should observe Run Club etiquette while at Run Club (running outside the cones/no shorter laps, running a full lap before getting scanned for a lap, being respectful of Run Club volunteers, etc.).

Rain Policy:

If it rains after 6 p.m. the prior evening, Running Club is cancelled.

Kids Helping Kids Program:

Consistent with prior years, MB elementary school Run Clubs will support a sister city school in Lawndale, less than 10 minutes down the road. As our Meadows students complete their first marathon, a pair of athletic shoes in their name will be donated to a Lawndale child.

Races Run Outside of School:

If your child runs an official race outside of school (i.e. local 5K, 10K, etc.), please bring proof of such race (i.e. bib from the race, copy of registration) to one of our run club volunteers and we will credit your child with the distance run in Stride Track tool.

Year-End Party: 

To be eligible to attend the Run Club Year-End Party in June 2020, runners must run a minimum of two marathons (cumulative total for entire school year).


Running Club was founded by and is entirely operated by parent volunteers. If you'd like to help, please contact Co-Chairs Verena or Jessica.