For the second year in a row, an after-school club at Round Rock ISD’s Herrington Elementary School is educating not just the whole child, but the whole family, about the benefits of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.
The school will host its second annual Running Club Kick-Off Fun Run 1K Monday, Oct. 29, beginning at 3 p.m. The Fun Run will support the school’s efforts in the H-E-B Community Challenge, which tracks the efforts of individuals, schools and other organizations to make sure their community is among the healthiest in Texas.
“We would like to see all students at Herrington Elementary participating in daily exercise and healthy living,” said Herrington P.E. coach Clint Shelby. “It is our hope that running club will inspire families to enjoy the sport of running on a regular basis. Introducing the sport at a young age, and making it a family activity, will help to create healthy exercise habits that they can carry into middle school and beyond.”
The club will meet regularly on Mondays after school at 3 p.m. Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grades will need a parent participating in order to run the Fun Run and participate in other running club activities. Older students can run on their own with a permission slip from their parents.
“We encourage parents of any grade level student to participate in running club as often as they would like to,” said Shelby. “Last year, many of the parents chose to run with their child every week and make running club a family activity.”
The H-E-B Community Challenge
continues until Oct. 31. Round Rock is currently leading among “Mid-Size” communities.