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Rock Canyon Elementary School

Last modified: December 10, 2019

Cross Country Kids

Cross Country Kids is sponsored by the Rock Canyon Elementary PTA.  Kids will run laps of different lengths and configurations around the school fields.  Each lap earns them a punch on a punch card.  Each completed punch card earns them a little plastic foot charm for a chain necklace (necklace & charms provided at club meetings).  Kids warm up and stretch before running.  After running, they can turn in completed punch cards for foot tokens.  At the end of the season, the kids will get to score a personal best in a a race!  We want this to be an enjoyable activity to teach kids that exercising their bodies regularly and completing goals can build self-esteem and better health.  To this end, we need parent support to: stand at the end of the field and punch foot cards as kids go past, help with charm distribution, and support the kids by cheering them on and even running with them.  If you have younger children with you, you can push them in a stroller or have them run with us!  Please note the dogs that attend MUST be on a leash.

Kids:  Comfortable clothes and sneakers are a must.  A water bottle is strongly recommended, especially as the weather heats up.

Parents:  Sign up to help as many times as you are available.  We will get back to you with your two assigned days once we have all the registration forms.  At least one parent from each family is required to help at least two club meetings.  An older sibling (high school or college student) or grandparent can attend in place of a parent if desired.

Important Information:  Children must have a properly signed registration form filled out and returned to the office before they can attend Cross Country Kids.  Please consider giving the suggested donation of $4 for your first child and $2 for any additional children who attend—the money goes toward purchasing the chain for the necklaces and the foot charms.  (Preschool siblings who come with a parent and run do not need a registration form).   If you cannot pay the donation, please do not let that keep your child from participating.  Unfortunately, children from other schools cannot attend due to liability issues.

T-shirts $4/each:  We now have white t-shirts for sale with our logo in blue on the front.  Sizes range from youth small to youth extra-large.

Coaches:  Janae Baron, hungryrunnergirl@gmail.com & Laura Taylor, run7swim@gmail.com

Janae Baron:  My name is Janae Baron and I absolutely love running.  I have coached high school cross-country in the past and have completed a 50 mile ultra, 2:49 marathon and 1:20 half-marathon in 2019.  I cannot wait to help the children at Rock Canyon Elementary School to get outside, move, make new friends and accomplish big things this year at cross country!  I’m happy to answer any questions and can’t wait for April to come!Laura Taylor – A lover of all things athletics, her greatest achievements in the world of sports are Maryland State Champion Swimmer 2001-2004, High School Track and Cross Country runner, Minneapolis Area Athletic Director, Member of the American Fork Softball league and an Intramural Hockey Champion! Nowadays a lot of her running involves pushing her jogging stroller but she still loves getting out there and getting active! Her kids have been involved in Cross Country Kids since she moved to Utah 3 years ago and she’s honored to coach in such a great program.

Laura Taylor:  A lover of all things athletics, her greatest achievements in the world of sports are Maryland State Champion Swimmer 2001-2004, High School Track and Cross Country runner, Minneapolis Area Athletic Director, Member of the American Fork Softball league and an Intramural Hockey Champion! Nowadays a lot of her running involves pushing her jogging stroller but she still loves getting out there and getting active! Her kids have been involved in Cross Country Kids since she moved to Utah 3 years ago and she’s honored to coach in such a great program

Coach #1Laura running