We have now begun training for the Vancouver Sun Run, happening on April 23rd, 2017 and we are hoping to have as many students as possible join our team.
Students from K to 1: If you would like your son or daughter to run the race, you may sign them up for the 2.5 KM run under “Les Loups de Whiteside Wolves” team. Unfortunately, we cannot train with these students, but they can train with you and be supervised by a guardian on the day of the race.
Students from Grades 2 – 4 (we have added Gr. 2 students due to the support from McRoberts): If your son or daughter would like to train with us on Wednesday after school, at 3:10, they may join us. We have some McRoberts students coming to support us in this training. You can sign them up for the 2.5 KM race under “Les Loups de Whiteside Wolves”, but a guardian must be there to supervise them on the day of the race. Some McRoberts students will be running this race, but cannot be responsible for your child. An adult would need to collect them at the finish line. If your child is in Grade 4, and you would like them to run the 10KM race, they may train along with the Grades 5 – 7 IF: an adult is running with them on the day of the Sun Run and you have emailed Mme Mason to let her know.
Students from Grades 5 – 7: We will be training three times a week - Mondays at 8am, Wednesdays at 3:10pm and Fridays at 8am. Students will also receive a training booklet they can follow along with should they miss a practice. The race is not a school field trip, so parents and guardians are ultimately responsible for their own children on the 23rd.
To register please visit http://www.vancouversun.com/sunrun/index.html . From there, hover over the ‘REGISTER’ tab and click on ‘entry fees & deadlines’. Scroll down and click on the orange ‘REGISTER NOW’ tab. Select ‘Join an existing team’ and follow the directions from there. Our team name is Les loups de Whiteside Wolves. When registering please select the pay now option. Your Sun Run T-Shirt and Bib will be delivered to the school and given to your child before the race.
Be sure to register early as there is an early bird rate of $22 for youth and $35 for adults before February 17th, 2017. After this date the registration will go up to $32 for youth and $40 for adults. Registration closes on March 24th, 2017. If you are accompanying a child in the 2.5 KM race, you can register for free but will not receive a shirt.