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Summer Runners Club

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Coach Kara Penney will be facilitating our Runners Club. 

Kara is a former Rockland High School three sport student athlete, focusing predominantly on Track and field.  She is a Westfield State graduate with a degree in History and secondary education. While at Westfield she was a three season cross country and track and field runner. Kara teaches at Rockland High School and have been a volunteer coach for the Rockland High School cross country and Track and Field teams. 

Team Captain HS and College, Qualified for State and Regional tournaments in multiple running events, Multiple League Champion in HS and College.

This Club meets Monday - Wednesday for 4 weeks.  This program starts on Tuesday July 6th. The Group will meet at Hartsuff Park and if your child is attending the Hartsuff Park Program then we can take them to runners club for you.  Just contact the office.  

1st-7th grade
This summer program will be for 1 hour, 3 days a week. This program will introduce dynamic and static stretching to teach athletes how to take care of their bodies. As well as introduce running techniques to help improve athletes speed, agility and endurance. Look forward to scavenger hunts, spirit week, color wars. This is a great opportunity for kids to get active and move for an hour a day as well as get in shape and ready for whatever fall sport they will be participating in! (mileage will get up to 10-20 miles a week)

8th-12th grade
This summer program will be for 1 hour, 3 days a week. This program will focus on dynamic and static stretching to keep athletes' bodies healthy. As well as focusing on improving running techniques to help improve athletes speed, agility and endurance. It will involve both endurance and speed workouts to get athletes in shape and ready for their fall season. Look forward to scavenger hunts, color wars, and spirit weeks. (mileage will get up to 20-30 miles a week)

Please Read: 
If your child is not feeling well or is exhibiting any of the following symptoms please keep them home. 
- a fever 
- a cough
- sore throat
- fast breathing
- chills
- shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- headache
- a loss of taste or smell

Wearing of Face Masks:  
We will be following the most up to date Massachusetts Sate Guidance. Currently participants must wear a face mask when participating in this program.  

Pick Up Time:
Please be on time to pick up your child so that we can get the next class started. 

Drop Off:
At our rolling drop off you will be asked that you and your child stay in your car.  You will be asked a series of questions about your child before they get out of the car.  This is information will not be shared unless there has been a confirmed case of COVID -19.  At that point any information we collect will be shared with the health agent and she will share it with the state.   

Pick Up:
We will be doing a rolling pick up for the children.  We ask that you stay in your car and let your child come to you.  

What To Bring:
- Plenty of water in a bottles marked with their name. 
- Apply sunscreen & bug spray before you leave the house.
- Small bottle of hand sanitizer (while we will have some on hand like you we have a limited supply) 
- A towel to wipe their face
- Please put every thing in a back pack so that we can keep the children's items separate
- Extra Mask 

Please see the attached guidelines for our summer programming.  These are subject to change depending Massachusetts phased guidelines.  
Registration & Refund Information
Registration: Student is only considered registered (and spot reserved) in a program once payment is received. Online registration & payment is the quickest and easiest way to secure a spot in a program. Registration is also accepted in our office and by mail on a first-come first-served basis.
Refunds: There will be a $10 processing fee for all refunds/credits and all requests must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program. All credits applied to accounts will be good up to one year and can be used for any RYC program. 
Age Requirement: Participants must be the minimum age for the program or turn that age within the first week of the program.
Confirmations: Please keep a record of your registration. Confirmations are emailed as soon as your registration is processed; no further confirmations or reminders are provided.
We ensure the safety of all participants in our programs. Therefore we hold the right to decline/remove any child from any program provided that the child is: 1)Potentially putting themselves at risk of injury, 2) Potentially putting others at risk of injury through their actions, or 3) Blatantly disregarding proper safety rules as set forth by the instructor of the program.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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