Running Club

What:  Madera Running Club is a voluntary before school activity for all grade levels. Family participation is welcome. Students do not have to run, walkers are welcome as well.

Why:  Studies have shown that physical activity has an overall positive effect on academic performance, representing measures of academic achievement, academic behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes.

When: Monday–Friday from 8:00–8:20.  Parent volunteers are needed daily from 7:50 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Sorry, no Running Club on rainy days. Running Club for the 2018–2019 school year starts September 4th, 2018 and ends May 31, 2019.

Where:  Madera lower yard track.

How does it work:  Each child will drop off their backpack and come pick up their runner ID badge.  Each time the child completes a lap their badge will be scanned.  Run distance data will be uploaded to a secure website. The children can view their progress and the overall school progress by logging into the stride track website with their individual runner ID:  (The student’s individual runner ID number will be provided in the Friday Folder). Nine times around the track equals 1 mile.

Rainy day policy: There will be no Running Club on days with a 75% or greater chance of rain at 7:00 am, or excessive fog.  Please, on rainy days, DO NOT drop off children before 8:20 am.

Cancellations:  Running Club may be cancelled on occasion due to weather, lack of volunteers, or other unforeseen circumstances.  For cancellations other than rain (see above rainy day policy), notifications will be sent out via  

Sign up to receive text or e-mail notifications at: or

text 94530 to 84483 to receive alerts from Madera Elementary Running Club

School goal:  Let’s try to beat last years total mileage of 8,698!

If you have questions or are willing to volunteer please contact Kati Oliver at:

HOW TO Login to keep track of your child’s mileage:

Madera Elementary will be using StrideTrack® running club management software for the new school year. StrideTrack® provides automation of our running club and allows parents to access their child’s progress online.

Monitor your child’s progress by logging in using your home computer:
  1. Connect to
  2. Choose Current Members, Login 
  3. In the input box, enter the student runner ID, Login
Monitor your child’s progress by logging in using Apple iPad or iPhone:
  1. Download free StrideTrack® app from ITunes App Store 
  2. In the input box, enter the student runner ID, Login

2018–2019 Awards

1 mile–Black Running Charm

5 miles–Yellow Running Charm

10 miles–Pink Running Charm

20 miles–Orange Running Charm

26.2 miles–Marathon!  Tie dye Charm

30 miles–Green Running Charm

40 miles–Red Running Charm

50 miles–Sparkle Running Charm

75 miles–Silver Running Charm

100 miles–Gold Running Charm

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