Running Club

WEST MIDDLE RUNNING CLUB

 

The Running Club team is designed as a feeder team for the Fort Zumwalt West High School cross country and track teams. The team is open to all middle school students grades 6-8 who attend West Middle School. The focus for this team will be self-improvement and developing a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. Athletes will build a base of strength endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Endurance running will be taught through traditional methods as well as games.

It is recommended that you bring a water bottle to practices.  You may also eat a light snack right after school (granola bar, pretzels, fruit or anything that won’t upset your stomach while running).  You should dress out in your running clothes right after school and meet in room 150 for a quick meeting to discuss the events for that day.  Make sure you have a good quality pair of running shoes for practice and the races.  The races are optional and you will have to provide your own transportation to and from each race.

Starting September 13th, we will practice on Mondays after school from 3:15 until 4:15. SINCE THERE WILL BE NO ACTIVITY BUSSES THIS YEAR, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE TRANSPORTATION HOME AFTER PRACTICE PROMPTLY AT 4:15 IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLUB.  After the race season, we will practice once per week and you are encouraged to run as much as you can on your own.  We will have a few fun races throughout the rest of the year.  Please try to attend each practice, so you can train properly for the races.   

2021 Running Club/Cross Country Meet Schedule

These meets are optional and attendance is not mandatory.  You will need your own transportation to and from the meets.  The walk-through will give you the opportunity to see the route of the course before actually running it.  Bring a water bottle to each race for hydration before and after running.  You should wear running shorts and your club t-shirt to each race.  Make sure you have a good quality pair of running shoes to avoid any injuries.

For all races: Girls Race at 4:00 p.m. and Boys Race at 4:20 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 16th @ Woodlands Sport Park (St.Peters): 

Girls race @ 4:00pm, Boys race @ 4:20pm 

 

Thursday, September 23rd @ Woodlands Sport Park (St.Peters): 

Girls race @ 4:00pm, Boys race @ 4:20pm 

 

Tuesday, October 5th @ Woodlands Sport Park (St.Peters): 

Girls race @ 4:00pm, Boys race @ 4:20pm 

 

Tuesday, October 12th @ Woodlands Sport Park (St. Peters): 

Girls race @ 4:00pm, Boys race @ 4:20pm 

 

Tuesday, October 19th @ Woodlands Sport Park (St. Peters): 

Girls race @ 4:00pm, Boys race @ 4:20pm 

 

See you out on the course!

 

Please note: There will be no running club practices at West Middle on race days