Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
March 7, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

NO Distance Practice Monday at Central Park 
Due to rain, there will be no distance practice at Central park on Monday. 

Lap-a-thon on Tuesday - Saugus  

Wednesday Practice at Saugus HS

Picture Make-Ups Saturday first hour 

There is more new news below, please be sure to read each section as the information has changed. 
Practice Schedule
Sprints & Field Events
Monday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Tuesday - Saugus HS - Lap-a-thon - 5:30 - 7:45
Wednesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Saturday - Mock Meet - Valencia HS - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Gremlins get released by 7:20 pm. 

Saturday - MOCK Meet 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Distance Kids 
Monday - Central Park - Canceled due to rain. 
Tuesday - Lap-a-thon at Saugus HS 5:30 - 7:45
Wednesday - Central Park  - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Mock Meet
On Saturday we will have our Mock Meet, we use this time to show the kids how a meet goes and to train everyone on what to expect, it is just our team, we won't be doing the 3000 meter runs, but will try to get all other events as much as we can. We may not get to the 800 or the 4x400 meter relay. We will try to get to as many events as we can in the time allowed. This is an extended practice day. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The first hour is setup, the final tear down. We will try to limit the athletes to only events they think they will be doing in a regular meet. That would mean 3 events and a relay limit for Bantam through Youth, Sub-Gremlin and Gremlin total of 3 events only, and Intermediates and older up to 4. 

During the week, the kids will sign up for their events with their coaches on what events they will be doing. 

Please look for a volunteer sign up information to go out to you some time later this week.   
This Tuesday is our Lap-a-thon March 8, please try to arrive at 5:30 to pick up your chip. We will be using our chip timing system to count the laps.                     
You can download the  Pledge form by clicking here  or by visiting our website.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. 

On Tuesday March 8 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for forty five minutes. This is a very fun event for the kids and an important fundraiser for our team. Money from this event keeps our registration fee low and helps us provide equipment for our training and meets.
This is a music-motivated event; singing along, running to the tempo! Oh WAIT! YOU'RE NOT A DISTANCE RUNNER NOT important! This is a fundraiser not a race ~ run or walk/dance, create an half hour-long relay team! Challenge yourself! Just recruit your donations accordingly! The more per athlete sponsors you get the more donations! There are 2 ways for sponsors to support our athletes, one is a per lap donation such as $5.00 per lap for you distance runners; the other is simply a flat donation of any amount, for example $20.00 or $30.00. 

Our team will acknowledge those who raises the most funds and all participants in this event. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top athlete who raise the most funds for the club. 

If for some reason you are unable to participate the night of the event, families are encouraged to OPT OUT by giving a tax-deductible donation of $40.00 payable to the SCTC. This is our major team fundraiser and requires everybody's support.
The due date to turn in the funds is April 7, 2016. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 7, 2016. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, but will go towards the Storm Lap-a-thon acknowledgement prize.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Mark, Elaine or Tom O'Sullivan.
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers
Jelly Beans
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers.

At the end of each practice we give the kids a few jelly beans as a treat. For the kids with braces, we give them a Jolly Rancher. The kids must be heading out the gate in order to get them.  
Picture Make Up
If you missed the Picture day on Saturday, you can come on March 12 to Valencia High School on the Track. 

We will have make ups then. Individual pictures only. You will get a copy of the age group shot taken Saturday when you get your picture packet.

This is the Mock Meet Day, so just be sure to let us know. 

Be sure that the kids are in Uniform. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club