Tomorrow we will have our first set of our FUN TIME TRIALS! All of our participants will receive a ribbon!
For the first half of the session:
4-5 year olds will run from the end zone to the 50 yard line and back for their time trial.
6-7 year olds will do a full lap around the track (400m).
For the second half of the session:
8-9 year olds will group on one side of the field (the far side) to run 2 laps around the track (800m or 1/2mile).
10-13 year olds will group on the same side they usually train on and run 4 laps around the track (1600m or 1 mile).
1. Please make sure your child makes a legible nametag so that coaches can record time matched to name.
2. We really need the parents TO STAY OFF THE TRACK so that all our participants can do their best without having to worry about colliding with someone! Also, we will have race time clocks set up on the track and need the area as clear as possible so participants and coaches can record times properly.
Thanks for your cooperation!
There will be another time trial on August 18 (Week 9 - our last session at HHS; Week 10 is our End of Season Race & Party at Lake Fairfax Pavilion). Participants will try to achieve the same time or faster time in the second time trial.
Never underestimate the power of a cheering section!
Parents, encourage your children to "cheer their peers"! Don’t forget to cheer on all our participants during time trials encouraging them to do their best! Encourage all the kids, too, to cheer on their peers to build camaraderie, supporting each other and reinforcing the joy of running. We have found in past years that the children really enjoy having fans!
“You’re doing great!”, “Keep it up, you’re looking strong!”, “YAAAAYYY!!!” Anything works!