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Newman's Run Club

Haley Walker,   James R Newman Elem School
Walk this Way — Start a Walking Club
Physical Activity Participation
Our school has a Run Club in the fall and in the spring. We get together every Tuesday to walk or run! Our 5th grade Fuel Up to Play 60 Leaders lead the way to a successful Run Club. They check students in, make sure they wear safety vests, stretch our students and help their teammates at any point during our Run Club time.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Weather. This was the first year that the weather was an issue. We worked with our YMCA leaders and used the gym instead of going to the park on those days.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The PE coaches set up all of the paperwork/groups and leaders, but the student leaders took attendance, had their group wear safety vests, communicated with me and did a great job leading their group each week.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have more and more students sign up for Run Club every single year. They continue to sign up and are always asking when the next one will start.