NGCA Running Club

 Who can participate?

*Parents, students, grandparents, or other family members from North Georgia Christian Academy who would like an opportunity to run/walk as a group together in a Christian environment

*This program is for all levels of physical fitness…..from beginners to the advanced.  We are all together to encourage and support one another

*Any and all road races can be ran, walked or a combination of both

 

Purpose:

*Encourage family members and students to enjoy a healthy lifestyle

*Encourage parent and family involvement in school activities

*Run local family oriented road races within 50 miles or less of Ellijay

 

Goals:

*Expose North Georgia Christian Academy to Gilmer county and outlying areas as a caring Christian educational environment for the children of North Georgia

*Bring NGCA school family together to encourage a healthy lifestyle for our children and adults in the community

*Host an NGCA road race to raise funds for “running club” activities – (entry fees, water/drinks for race)

 

Running Attire:

*Participants will be asked to purchase a NGCA running shirt to wear during all races

*Running shorts will be allowed – no speedo’s

*Running shirts will have school logo on front with scripture on the back

*Shirts will be approx $25

 

Code of Conduct:

*Each student/participant will be required to pay own entry fees for each road race (usually $15-$25).  We will apply for group discounts at each race.

*Students, Parents, and families can all participate as the NGCA group

*Club will meet on a regular schedule to record times, fellowship and plan for upcoming races (gives a goal to work towards) – cross country run @ GHS/GMS cross country trail, Clear Creek trail, River trail by ball fields, or 3 mile loop around town (partner runs only) will be used.

*All participants will be required to act in accordance with the NGCA code of conduct in student handbook at any and all Race Club functions.

*Any child under the age of 16 years old, must be accompanied by an adult at each race or designate an accompanying adult and sign a release waiver to release all liability from said adult.

Gina Bennett

706-273-9992

jbennett@ellijay.com