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Virtual 5K Run!

posted Apr 21, 2020, 7:37 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Apr 21, 2020, 7:37 AM ]

We Got This 5K


The LPOSD elementary P.E. teachers are challenging students to plan their own 5k race. All 7 elementary schools in the district are participating! We are all in this weird time together so here’s a chance to participate in a community unifying event. Students that complete this challenge will earn a race T-shirt. The shirt will be the same for all schools.

Mapping your own 5K course (3.1 miles) 

Monday, April 20th - Monday, May 4th


Step 1: Find a safe place to run or walk to complete the 5k. 

Safe, meaning two things: first we need to keep social distancing practices in place, 2nd it needs to be safe from outside forces such as wildlife, cars, or difficulty of terrain. If you have a treadmill, you can use that too. 


Step 2: Map your course!  

Make a map of your own race course - it can be printed or hand drawn and it needs a description of where it is located. There are several online apps that can be used, “Mapmyrun” is Mr. Peterson’s favorite. You can use whatever app, device, or running watch you are comfortable with. If that is not available even using your car's odometer will work. Remember, 5k equals 3.1 miles.   


Step 3: Email it to your P.E. teacher, Ms. Longstreet-rayna.longstreet@lposd.org

If you do not have the internet, please return it at the next packet pickup. Please email if you can to continue practicing social distancing.

Students have until Monday, May 4th to submit their race course to Ms. Longstreet. 



Run The Race 

Monday, May 4th - Monday May 18th


Step 1: Run the race you have mapped out! 


Step 2: Email your results (race time) and your T-shirt size to Ms. Longstreet rayna.longstreet@lposd.org If you do not have the internet, turn in your results and T-shirt size at the next packet pickup. Include a picture or a video if you can! Students have until Monday, May 18th to submit their race time results and T-shirt size to Ms. Longstreet. 


Wait for Your Shirt 

Tuesday, May 19th - Monday, June 1st


The order for the shirts will go in Tuesday morning. Shirts will be available at the next packet pickup and work drop off.


These are all tentative dates except when the challenge starts. We will do our best to stick to them, but as you all know things can change and we will need to adjust. If your student maps a course and runs the race, submitting the course and results on time they will get a shirt. 


“We Got This” so get out and run!

LPOSD Elementary P.E. Crew