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2019 Cowtown Kids 5K

Won’t you join the HPA Cowtown Kids 5K School Team?

High Point Academy invites you to participate in The COWTOWN Kid’s 5K run scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Last year, more than 5,000 students from 100+ schools joined this run, which supports the C.A.L.F. (Children’s Activities for Life & Fitness) Program. This is a run you DO NOT want to miss!!!

All race entries will be given a pedometer, and upon completion, all runners will be provided a medal, a certificate of completion, a special race shirt, post-race refreshments and an invitation to The Cowtown Health and Fitness Expo. All runners who cross the finish line on race day will be winners, having accomplished for themselves improved physical fitness, self-esteem, and pride in achievement of this goal. The smiles crossing the finish line are AMAZING!!

The COWTOWN Kids 5K (3.1 miles) run takes place on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The start and finish will take place in the Will Rogers Complex in downtown Fort Worth. HPA has received a grant for reduced entry fees and shoes for students. Please fill out one entry for EACH runner and include the fee of $7 for students and $20 for adults running with the school’s 5K team. Forms must be filled out completely and signed by a parent or guardian. Forms and money are DUE in by December 13, 2018 to Coach Bastian. Please make checks payable to Cowtown Marathon.

The COWTOWN Kids’ 5K, although it is timed, is for adults and children wishing to run together in a less competitive race than the Adult 5K. Adults MUST register and pay the fee for this race in order to run with their children. No age division awards will be given for anyone over 17 years of age participating in the COWTOWN Kids’ 5K.

In order to walk/run a distance of 3.1 miles, students will need some preparation. Participation in Runners’ Club is available as an option to help students train for the upcoming event. To prepare for the upcoming race, which is thirteen weeks away, we will meeting for runners’ club on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-4:45 p.m., starting November 27, 2018.

Runners’ Club will meet in the gym after school, travel to the C modular building as a group to change, then go out to the church canopy to place belongings and stretch before going to run our laps around the field. Students will need a water bottle and a change of clothes. Pick up at 4:45 p.m. will be at the church canopy. Students in the after school program will be walked back to the A building.

Students in Kindergarten and 1st will need a parent to stay to walk/run with them. Everyone is welcome to join!! High Point Academy received from last year’s race a 3rd place plaque for Most Elementary Finishers!! It would be great to have another strong showing from High Point Academy at this event also! If you have any questions about this event, please contact Coach Bastian at janet.bastian@hpafortworth.com.