Riggs Running Club 2023-2024
Our running club will look a little different this year. We want to make sure you have a good breakdown and notice of future events. Due to time commitments and outside factors, we will ONLY have running club on Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:15. Gates will open at 7:40. While we won’t be tracking mileage with Stride Track this year, students can still get some great cardio in before the day starts!! Students can certainly go above and beyond and run on their own time for extra practice. We will still have our 3 races this season and compete against other schools!
Thursday Practice Dates: Nov. 16th, Dec. 7th, Jan. 11th
Race #1 – Thursday, November 30 @ Tumbleweed. (3:45 p.m.)
Race #2 – Thursday, December 14 @ Snedigar (3:45 p.m.)
Race #3 – Thursday, January 18 @ Tumbleweed (3:45 p.m.)
The fee will be $10 this year because of the practice change. These fees can be paid through Infinite Campus. Shirts are available for purchase through the PTO spirit wear website. Shirts are not necessary but available for anyone who might want one.
Running Club shirts can be purchased online at: https://createdimages.com/product/riggs-running-club-behind-me-short-sleeve-tee/
The following is the schedule for race day (times may vary a little).
2:30 – 2:40 Runners picked up early from school to avoid delays.
PARK IN THE FRONT LOT TO COME IN AND SIGN STUDENT OUT
3:00 – 3:30 Arrive at Tumbleweed or Snedigar and look for the Riggs group.
3:30 Check shoelaces, use the rest room, make sure you have on your race sticker on. We will stretch and warm up as a group.
3:45 ----The Race begins----
4:00 – 4:15 Runners cross finish line, remove sticker, receive place number and snack. They can leave with parents after their race is over.
NO AWARDS CEREMONY!!
Awards will be given at school over the announcements.
**** Please wear appropriate running shoes and clothing.
If you have a Riggs Running Club or Riggs Elementary
T-shirt wear it on race day! Bring water bottles
Our races are run by volunteers if you can help at the races please let us know!!!
Where is Tumbleweed Park and where do I park?
Parents provide transportation for their runner to Tumbleweed Park (McQueen and Germann). Basically take the Loop 202 and exit on McQueen. Head south (ie. take a left off the freeway) toward Germann and then turn west on Germann (ie. take a right on Germann). Stay on Germann til you come to Hamilton St. PAST the Tumbleweed Rec Center. At Hamilton St., turn left into a giant parking lot. Park and meet our team near the large grassy field/ramadas (this area is between the Rec Center and the parking lot).
Where is Snedigar Park and where do I park?
Parents provide transportation for their runner to Snedigar Park (Chandler Heights and Alma School). Basically drive local on Chandler Heights (west) until you reach Alma School. Turn right (north) on Alma School and then right on S Fulton Ranch Blvd. Then, turn left on Basha Road. Parking will be available to the left and right of this road (if you pass the skate park you have travelled too far north). Park your car (see map below for the 3 parking areas available) and meet our team near the large grassy field where the race start is located.
Thanks! See you there!
How to pay fees: