Running Club

GIRLS RUNNING CLUB

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa8aa23a7fe3-girls2

What: Cossitt Elementary is hosting another season of girls’ running club! The club will meet once a week to work towards running a 5k at the end of the season. While meeting, we will focus on both running and social skills. The girls will also work on building confidence, self-esteem and working together as a team.

Who: 5th and 6th-grade Cossitt girls

This year, there are 25 spots available. Registration will be closed once 25 spots have been filled.  Please make sure your daughter is able to run at least 1 mile and we will take it from there.  The goal is to have fun and be able to complete a 5K (running not walking).

Coaches: Stephanie Boggess (stephanie@worldfinds.com) and Lisa Turnipseed (lisaneill516@gmail.com)

When: This running club will meet Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15. The first practice will be April 19th. Our culminating event will be the La Grange Rocks on June 10 for those who are interested. (Race registration is not included in the cost of running club.)

Deadline & Cost: Please sign up by Friday, April 15th.  No late sign-ups will be accepted. This year there will be a $35 registration fee. This will cover a t-shirt and snacks at practice.  If you choose to run in the 5K there will be an additional fee.

Please note: if cost is a barrier to joining, scholarships are available. Please contact social worker Alison Vogt (vogtal@dist102.k12.il.us) for more information.

Please consider your other Tuesday obligations prior to signing up, as there are a limited number of spaces available. We are also looking for volunteers to help out during the practices.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Boggess at stephanie@worldfinds.com.


BOYS ON THE RUN
Beginning April 4th, we will once again kick off Boys on the Run, which will prepare the boys to run the LaGrange Rocks 5K race (fundraiser for The LeaderShop, an organization supporting youth programs in our community) on June 10th held by LT North Campus with a 7pm start time.

The Cossitt Boys Running Club will meet directly after school on Monday’s from 3:16-4:15/4:30.

We meet on the playground unless it’s raining, then we meet in the gym. Please provide your cell phone number and email when signing up so we can notify you if practice is canceled. The boys will run around Cossitt (as they do for the timed mile) and work up to running to the LT north track on Cossitt Avenue and back. The first practices will be at the school and last 1 hour. When we start heading to LT north track, the practice times will go 1 hr 15 mins.

This ten-week program is somewhat condensed, so interested boys should be comfortable running a mile as we’ll be starting with this distance. Those signing up should enjoy running and be ready to learn to run, not walk, three miles. This program will be offered to 5th and 6th-grade boys on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will accept 25 applications.

The cost is $35.00 per runner, which will include the race entry fee for the LaGrange Rocks race on June 7th and a Boys on the Run t-shirt.

We will also be looking for additional practice volunteers. To volunteer, you don’t have to be a fast runner, just able to jog or bike the distance from Cossitt to the LT north track- and back!

Please note: if cost is a barrier to joining, scholarships are available. Please contact Cathy Nothnagel (nothnagelca@dist102.k12.il.us)

If you have questions, please contact Kristen Tagliere at kristen.tagliere83@gmail.com and/or Jennifer James at jenniferhmcdonald@yahoo.com.