Thursday, October 25, 2018

Good races for kids around Houston

I wanted to let you know about several races that have 1 mile fun runs for kids as well as typical 5Ks. Races aren't mandatory for Roberts Running Club members, but if you and your child are ready, Coach A encourages trying one out. Here is a great list of races around town: http://www.runguides.com/houston/runs. Even if your child isn't interested in running a straight 5K, they may like a color, bubble or inflatable run instead. Pick one and try it out with the whole family!

The West U Halloween Dash is a 5k race and 1 mile kids' fun run that will take place on Saturday, October 27. I thought some of your runners might be interested in participating because it is close and super-kids friendly.  The 5k is chipped and timed and we give awards for each age group, the 1 mile fun run isn't timed, but all finishers receive a medal when they cross the finish line.  Also this year we will have a separate division for people who want to run with a stroller or dog. We also have a costume contest at the post-race party.  I'd love to have some runners from Roberts come out.  All proceeds from the event benefit the West U Parks and Recreation Department.

Houston Turkey Trot: You’ll have to get up early this Thanksgiving if you want to participate in the second largest footrace in the city. Bring your family and friends together and join this fun and healthy Thanksgiving tradition that everyone loves. Along with the 10K event, there is also a 5K and Kid's 1K. You'll feel great running in this race, the BakerRipley Turkey Trot benefits BakerRipley, formerly Neighborhood Centers, a local non-profit that has served this region for 110 years.. Your registration fee helps support the cause, and you can also participate in fundraising if you desire. The Houston Turkey Trot is on November 22, 2018 near the Galleria. 
To register go to: https://houstonturkeytrot.org/ 

Jingle All the WayKick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join the annual Jingle all the 5K, 10K, 1K, benefiting Memorial Assistance Ministries on December 1, 2018. The Kids 1K kicks off the event and the 5K/10K fun run/walk begins at the Addicks Park and Ride. This race is a flat and fast, out-and-back course on Park Row Drive. Participants receive a festive participant bib, performance tech t-shirt, finishers medal, santa hat and jingle bell. There will also be an appearance by Santa, dancing reindeer and post-race refreshments. So, come out and show everyone your best holiday attire and spirit!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Running Club starts September 11th at 6:45 am under the covered area!!

The Roberts Running Club was founded in 2014 by PE Coach Jack Alexander to build a strong foundation of physical activity, camaraderie and a healthy lifestyle in our children. Last year was a huge success and we owe a HUGE thank you to Coach Alexander, Ms. Epps, the Roberts PTO, and the many volunteers that made Running Club possible! The regrading of the fields is almost complete and the new track has been poured, so we expect the upcoming year to be great as well.

Erin Fox is continuing as Running Club Chair/attendance parent this year and we look forward to an exciting year of health and fitness! Please let me know if you want to volunteer (runningclub@robertspto.org).

Please check back on this blog for updates, weather cancellations, community race information, etc. We are updating the sign up forms on the PTO website, so be sure to go to the PTO website after Labor Day.

Lastly, Coach A would like all parents to keep in mind that Running Club should be fun for everyone. If your child is up late doing homework or at another sports practice or game, please don't hesitate to let them sleep in. Sleep is just as important as exercise!

Running Club Schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45am-7:15am - starts Tuesday, September 11th 

At 7:15, the kids go to the cafeteria for breakfast and to wait for the class bell at 7:25

Monday, May 7, 2018

Last week for Running Club- May 8th and 10th

This week is the last week of Running Club. We will run as usual on Tuesday, May 8th and then on Thursday, May 10th, we will have a small snack and distribute our last incentive prizes, including the Garmin watches to the boy and girl who submitted the fastest 5K times.

It's been a great year, and we hope you have a great summer! See you next year!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Running Club cancelled today 12/7 due to inclement weather

Due to the rain, Running Club is cancelled today. See you on Tuesday, when we will give out the newly-arrived Running Club shirts!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roberts Running Club News- November 2017

I just wanted to post some updates before the holidays:

1) Running Club tee shirts will arrive before the winter break. I will send an email to let you know when we are handing them out (possibly the last day of Running Club before the break). We will have plenty of sizes for everyone, so there's no need to order a specific size for your kid.

2) We will also be handing out our 1st of 2 incentive prizes to the kids before the winter break. It's a surprise, but everyone will want one to show off their Roberts Running Club pride! All kids who have registered online (http://robertspto.org/running-club/) will receive one and I'll send out an email when we set the date (likely on the same day as the shirts).

3) It's running season in Houston, so there are lots of fun runs and 5Ks to sign up for if you and your child are ready. The next big one is the Turkey Trot 5K (on Thanksgiving morning near the Galleria- https://houstonturkeytrot.org/). Lots of Roberts families turn out for this one! Wear your old Roberts Running Club shirt if you've got one! If you can't make the Turkey Trot, here's a list of other races: http://www.houstonrunningcalendar.com/

4) Coach A has instituted a new incentive for Running Club members who are interested in running competitively. The girl and boy with the fastest (and verifiable) 5K times this year will win a Garmin watch. All you need to do is email me your child's name, time, and link to 5K race results and we will announce the winners in May!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Running Club Cancelled on Thursday, October 5th!

Get a little more sleep on Thursday, October 5th, because Running Club is canceled due to Coach A not being available that morning.

If you haven't already, please register your child on the Running Club website: http://robertspto.org/running-club/  

All funds raised through registration pay for club t-shirts, incentive prizes and other Running Club-related expenses. Only 24 families have registered so far and we have at least 70 kids coming out daily, so don't forget to register! 

Lastly, don't forget the contest to design this year's t-shirt. Half page drawings are due at the next meeting on Tuesday, October 10th and the winning drawing will go on the back of our 2017 t-shirts.