After School Running Club
Welcome to the Freedom Running Club! We would like to give you an overview of our
club and encourage you to participate!
Coaches: Lisa Steele, Cindi Spradlin, Faith Harris, GayeLynn Kuhn, Christie Cox
Freedom Running Club will be starting its 2nd year for the purpose of promoting FUN, FITNESS, and FELLOWSHIP
within our school community!
We will meet every TUESDAY after school at the gym. We will run laps around the back playing field. Warm ups and
stretches will start at 3:00p and finish up at 4:00p sharp.
In case of inclement weather, parents will be notified by email and the school front office will be notified by 2:30pm if
running club will not be held. Please call the school office at 817-744-4800 if you are uncertain.
Kids in grades 2-4 are welcome to run by themselves, although we always love when parents (grandparents, younger
siblings in strollers, etc…) join us. At the end of the school day, there will be an announcement for Running Club and
those in grades 2-4 will be released to start stretching.
Kids in Kindergarten and 1st grade will need an adult guardian to be there while they run. THERE WILL BE NO
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. The guardian can park their vehicle on the NORTH side of the building closest to the
playground. Please do not park where your vehicle will interfere with the school’s release process. Please park by
2:50pm and proceed to gym to wait for your child. YOU MUST stay at running club with your child at all times.
If your child is usually a car rider, please make sure that your child’s teacher knows that they will be picked up as a
walker, or you may go inside the school to pick up your child on Running Club days.
Running Club members will have the opportunity to purchase a club t-shirt. Have your runner wear their t-shirts on
Tuesdays so that the teachers know where to send your child after school. It is also fun for the kids to see and meet
others in the club! Parents may also purchase a Club t-shirt for themselves, younger children, etc. They will be sold at
cost for $10.00.
Each runner will have their hand marked as he/she completes 1 lap around the playing field. At the end of the session,
all of the marks are counted and recorded. We will tally them for the children to earn the ever-desired toe tokens to
display on their back packs. We will have membership in the 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile clubs as goals!
We will also choose 1 or 2 local 5k races as optional “club races” throughout the year. This will give the entire family a
chance to participate in a race together.
We REALLY do need adult helpers, and “presence”, every time we meet to make things run smoothly. The more the
better! If you would enjoy being a part of this worthwhile effort, please let us know!
Please bring a water bottle and wear tennis shoes.
To participate, please fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. We must
have the completed release form BEFORE your child will be allowed to participate.
Since this is a new club we are looking for donations to cover the cost of toe tokens, other awards and fun
days. Your support and donations are appreciated, without your help, this would not be possible. Please let
me know if you know of any business that would like to sponsor our club.
Please make your checks payable to Freedom Elementary PTA.
To submit a group order, we MUST have all order forms back by Tuesday, September 20th.
WE WILL ONLY PLACE ONE ORDER FOR T-SHIRTS, SO PLEASE ORDER EARLY!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the first running session on Tuesday, September 20th . Thank you for the
opportunity to serve your family and contribute to the well being of our school community. If you have any questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact Lisa Steele at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-744-4800.
Running Club Registration
Name of Participant(s) Grade/Teacher
Phone contacts during RUNNING CLUB, Tuesday 3:00p – 4:00p
Email address __________________________________________
Phone to contact before running club: H/C ______________________
Yes, I want to help with Running Club!
Yes, I will attend with child(ren) in Kindergarten or 1 grade
Does your child attend Clayton after school care ______
I will pick up my child by car at 4:00
Will your child be walking/riding bike home (signature required) _____________
Running Club T-shirt $10.00 = _______
Donation for toe tags and other awards = _______
Extra t-shirt at $10.00 per shirt = _______
Shirt Size(s) to Order:
_____YS _____ YM _____YL _____YXL
_____AS _____ AM _____AL _____AXL _____AXXL (add $1.00)
Freedom Flyer Running Club
I, the parent or guardian of_______________________, hereby release the Freedom
Running Club, all running club volunteers, and waive all responsibility on their part for
any liability with respect to my child participating in a non-school sponsored running club.
This waiver and release extends to all activities pertaining to this running club and shall
release the Freedom Running Club and all running club volunteers from liability.
Signature of Parent/Guardian Date