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TWRC Juniors Running Program
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013-14 JUNIORS PROGRAM IS CLOSED
Warm Ups Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJMp1vMPM8
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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER of 2013
Sunday, Dec. 1: Bush Elementary at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4: Knox Jr. High at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Galatas Elementary at 8:30 a.m. (optional: Texas 10 Series- http://texas10series.com)
Sunday, Dec. 8: Bush Elementary at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11: JUNIOR JINGLE BELL RUN - Knox Jr. High at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15: Galatas Elementary at 8:30 a.m.
*optional: Jingle Bell Run at Northshore Park (http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1076941
Sunday, Dec. 16: Bush Elementary at 4:30 p.m. (Ugly Christmas Sweater Run)
Wednesday, Dec. 18: Knox Jr. High at 5:00 or 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: NO RUN
Sunday, Dec. 22: NO RUN
Wednesday, Dec. 25: NO RUN
Saturday, Dec. 28: NO RUN
Sunday, Dec. 29: NO RUN
HOME RUN OPTION: Log 1-2 miles on your own. Email Dana-Sue a photo of your run for credit in the run log. Do this during Winter Holiday Break to make up for rained out group run.
*Group Runs will resume on Wednesday, January 8.
The Woodlands Running Club Juniors is a program for kids who are active members of the running club. Our Juniors run 2-3 times each week beginning in September and are required to log 25 miles by February 8, 2014. They run the 2K fun run at The Woodlands Marathon for a total of 26.2 miles. When they cross the finish line on race day, they receive the 2K medal but they also receive the actual marathon medal, the same one as all the marathoners.
Every Junior must be a current 2013-14 member of The Woodlands Running Club via a family membership. A family membership is $26 and covers every member of the family.
Every Junior must purchase the 2013-14 Junior shirt to wear at various events including the 2K race. These are $10 each.
Every Junior must register for the 2K via the marathon website: http://thewoodlandsmarathon.com/
ORGANIZED GROUP RUNS
*Unless our Juniors are attending an official race with coaches or we are taking a holiday break, these are the times and locations for each Junior Run...
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. from Galatas Elementary School. Park in the front parking lot and then walk to the bus ramp behind the school. We ask that no one park in the area of the bus ramp to keep our kids safe.
Sundays at 4:30 p.m. from Bush Elementary School. Please arrive on time. To keep our kids safe, we will block off entrance to the school at 4:45 p.m. sharp.
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. from Knox Junior High School Track.
RULES & RUNNING ETIQUETTE
• Please arrive ON TIME to each organized run and sign in.
• Sign in and sign out at every group run (sign out is where you log your miles).
• Wear good running shoes.
• Bring a water bottle to every run.
• Be courteous to other Juniors and other runners.
• On the track, please stay on the outside lanes (no running in the first two lanes which are reserved for faster adults).
• Listen to all instructions.
We understand busy schedules and that your kids are involved in many activities. There will be times when they cannot attend our official runs or participate in a race. That’s why we provide many opportunities for them to log their miles. Please note, we will NOT accept any running the kids do on their own or at school as part of this program. Only the official runs they do with the club (or an official race) will count toward their 25 miles. We ask that you help us keep this an honest program. As we will explain to the kids, running they do on their own or at school is good training experience for their “official” miles with the club.
LOGGING YOUR MILES
You will receive a running log via email. Your parents can print that for you and you can keep track of how many miles you’ve run in that log. If you run more than 25 miles, you can print another log.
Unlike previous years, your coaches will not need to sign your log. This season, we will be keeping track of your miles through our sign out sheet. When you arrive to a group run, you must sign in with the coach and when you complete your mile, you must sign out and tell the coach how many miles you logged. If you forget to sign out, we will have no record of your miles so this is very important.
SHOES & CLOTHING
Good running shoes will save your feet (and the rest of your body) from most injuries. Please wear running shoes to every run. If you’re not sure if your shoes are good ones, ask your coaches. We also recommend shorts and shirts made from wicking material to help keep your sweat from sticking to you.
DRILLS, STRETCHING & WARM UPS
Injuries result when you don’t warm up adequately before running. As part of our program we will encourage all Juniors to do a warm up, including drills, prior to every workout. If you arrive late and miss the warm ups, you will be required to do those on your own before you can start your run. Stretching is a good idea, but should NEVER happen until you’ve warmed up your muscles. Stretching cold muscles can cause serious harm. So, always do your warm ups and drills before you stretch or save your stretching for AFTER the workout.
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
We recommend a healthy diet for all our Juniors (and of course their parents too). It is recommended that you eat plenty of carbohydrates such as brown rice, pasta and even frozen yogurt. You should also have some good lean proteins like chicken, fish, beans or eggs. It’s a good idea to have a small light snack before your workouts such as fruit or a handful of almonds. And bring a snack for after the run too.
You also need to drink plenty of water. Because you are not running a really long distance, you do not need sports drinks. Stay hydrated!
Your coaches are all members of The Woodlands Running Club and each of them has been through a background check. They are all volunteers who have a passion for running and for kids. Meet your 2013-14 coaches...
Crazy Socks at Knox
2012 TWRC Juniors kick off run 9-8-12
TWRC Junior Halloween Run 2012
Check out Our Season One video (we know Season Two will be just as awesome)...
TWRC Juniors 2012 YouTube Video
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