Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does running club work?

  • Students receive running cards in 25 mile increments (100 boxes).
  • Every time they complete a lap (.25 miles), they get a box marked.
  • They don’t have to run a lap to get credit; they just need to complete a lap. So they can walk, skip, hop, twirl, or crawl – whatever makes it fun for them.
  • Each time a student has completed 20 laps (5 miles) they earn a running shoe charm for their running club necklace.
  • When students complete a full card (25 miles) they get a special charm, and they’ll be recognized with a certificate at the next flag salute ceremony. 

Are there other prizes?

Yes! We want to reward students often for reaching milestones, so we have lots of awards besides the running charms:

- 50 miles: Carrillo Running Club wristband
- 100 miles: Running Club t-shirt
- 100 miles: Before school off-campus run (with parent permission). This is offered twice each year.
- 200 miles: Medal and personalized banner to run through
- 300 miles: Trophy and personalized banner
- 400 miles: Medal and personalized banner
- 500 miles: Wooden plaque and personalized banner

When can I run?

  • Every day before school at 8:15, students can run and bring their family members to run with them! This is an excellent opportunity to show your enthusiasm for the program and encourage your child and his/her friends.
  • 1st-5th graders can also run during their recess period. (Running credit is not given during lunch periods.

Is there a kindergarten running program?

  • We have a separate program for kindergarteners: The Carrillo Junior Colts Running Club. Although similar to the upper grade program, it is administered by each kindergarten teacher and running times/days/frequency is up to each teacher. Please contact Cristen Mugford at for more information. Parents…please encourage your children to be part of the running program. It is a wonderful opportunity to get kids involved, give them exercise, keep them healthy, instill confidence and strive for personal goals.

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! We love our volunteers! We always need parents to sign running cards. There are 3 time slots every day to pick from.

Who do I contact with questions?

Cristen Mugford ( and Stephanie Gonzalez ( head up our program. Contact them with any questions.
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