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 starts Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.

Running Club for the 2017–2018 school year starts on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.

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:  (See quarter sheet paper for the student’s individual runner ID number.) 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 a.m., or excessive fog.  Please, on rainy days, DO NOT drop off children before 8:20 a.m.

Initial school goal:  Our initial goal as a school will be to run across our country from San Francisco to New York and back 5128 miles.  Progress will be updated on a map located in the hallway near the office.  Let’s try to beat last years total mileage of 5088.

If you have questions or are willing to volunteer please contact Suzie Souza 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

2017-2018 Awards

1 mile–Blue or Black shoe

5 miles–Yellow Shoe

10 miles–Pink Shoe

20 miles–Orange Shoe

26.2 miles–Marathon!  Tie dye Shoe

30 miles–Green Shoe

40 miles–Red Shoe

50 miles–White Shoe

60 miles–Purple Shoe

75 miles–Silver Foot

100 miles–Gold Foot

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