Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 11, 2013
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Monday is the Lap-a-thon, That is our main fund raising event, in years past we had the kids run laps for an hour but this year we have cut it down to 35 minutes. please try to arrive on time, the lap-a-thon will start promptly at 6:00, but we need all of the athletes to check in and get get their tag, and bib. We could use a lot of help with this event, so parents please be sure to come and help. You will simply be putting a hash mark on the kids bib each time they come around, and at the end help collect them. We will have practice after the lap-a-thon.


Saturday is our Mock Meet. We will try to time all of the kids and run a mini meet with just us, we will need parent help. we will need people to work the finishline crew, tag pull, stage, and timers.


You may sign up to volunteer by clicking here

Lap-a-thon Fundraiser
Please arrive early for check in 5:45.
We will hold practice afterwards until 7:45
$40.00 per athlete will get a custom Storm Bottle Mister.
$20.00 for 2nd child in same family, $15.00 for 3 and more in same family.
You can download the Pledge forms by clicking here or by visiting our website.


We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 11 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for thirity 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.

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 15, 2013. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 15, 2013. 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 Mister Bottle.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Elaine.
Practice This Week
Mar 11 2013 - 6:00 - 7:45 pm Valencia HS Track
Mar 13 2013 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Valencia HS Track
Mar 14 2013 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Saugus HS Track
Mar 16 2013 - Mock Meet - 9:00 am Valencia HS Track.


If it is raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the track when it's raining at home. Do not drop off your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around


Please be sure to text STORMTF to 41411 to be added to our urgent alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a group text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
Lost & Found
We have a large amount of items, and it's very difficult for us to hold. Please check on the fence @ Valencia HS.
Pick Up
Practice will end between 7:30 and 7:45. Please do not be late. All parents need to be back to pick up by 7:30. Gremlin parents must stay during practice.
Parents on the Field
All parents that are not helping with the coaching must not be on the field. Please do not allow siblings on the field or on the pole vault pits, this is not allowed by the high school.
Mock Meet
We will be having a mock meet this Saturday during practice. Practice might run late. We will need help with timing and staging. Finishline crew. For the new people this will give you an idea how a meet goes, and the work required. We will be trying to get marks on all of the athletes at this time. We will have a slightly modified order of events, and some events will be dropped completely. 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
You may sign up to volunteer by clicking here

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club