Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  February 27, 2011
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Wow what a first week! the weather was crazy, but we made it thru the Central Park Days, from now on we'll be at Valencia HS for all practice, please be sure to check our schedule as the days of the week very throughout the season.   
Please be sure to sign up for our alert text message system on your cell phone, text STORMTF to 41411.
PICK up time 7:30! Please try to walk back to the track bleachers.  
We need a candy coordinator to take home the candy and then bring just enough each week for passing it out.  Please contact Michele or Alan.
Uniform Pick Up Date to be announced.
If you have not yet paid for you uniforms, make sure you do so on Monday. 
No parents allowed on the track once warmup is done. Please walk around the outside of the track, the sidewalk goes all the way around, and you can get in much walking without disrupting practice.
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
Practice Schedule 
Please be sure that your child brings a jacket & bottle of water. 
Practice this week will be:
Monday February 28, 6:00 - 7:30 at Valencia HS Track
Tuesday March 1, 6:00 - 7:30 at Valencia HS Track
March 2, 6:00 - 7:30 at Valencia HS Track
Thursday March 3 Valencia HS Track Meet NO PRACTICE
Saturday March 5, No Practice
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 alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
Mardi Gras Madness 5k - No Practice Saturday 3/5/11
Mardi Gras Madness Logo
Storm Track Club Members take the "SCV-City Employee Discount!"
Saturday is our Mardi Gras Madness 5k & 1K Mini Madness, at Bridgeport Marketplace
Join us as we put on our first annual 5k run to raise funds to support our Students Off And Running (S.O.A.R.) Program.

Date: Saturday - March 5, 2011
Time - Registration/Check-in Opens: 6:00am
Time - Race Start: 8:00am 5K, 7:30am 1K
Location: Bridgeport Marketplace
Address: 23951 Newhall Ranch Rd Santa Clarita CA 91354

Go to for more information about the run.

and Visit for more information about our SOAR program.
Too Much PaperworkAttention Parents some athlete's paperwork is incomplete and certification is just around the corner, if your child's name is highlighted at the sign in table please find out why by asking Michele or Alan. Your child will not be allowed to practice next week if the paperwork is still incomplete.
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers 
Jelly BeansWe need a coordinator to manage the candy that we pass out, the job requires making sure that the stock at the track is filled, and storing the Jelly beans and Jolly Ranchers that are turned in.
Please hold for now your Jelly Bean donations, we have enough to last for a while, and will ask for more later in the season.
If you can assist with jelly bean distribution, please see Michele.
Lap-a-thon Fundraiser             
Lap-a-thon LogoWe are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 14 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for one hour. 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 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. Your effort will be recognized and appreciated. Participants (athletes collecting donations from their sponsors for $40 or more) will receive a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt.

When turning in money, we ask that only ONE CHECK PER FAMILY payable to SCTC, be written for the entire amount the athlete has raised. (Checks from Sponsors written directly to the club by non-members may not be credited to your child.)

You can download the Pledge forms by clicking here  or by visiting our website, or asking Michele at the Info-Table. The due date to turn in the funds is April 15, 2010. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 15, 2010. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, will go towards the Storm T-shirt.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Alan.
Stormwear Spiritwear
Storm Spiritwear Order are due Thursday March 10, if you are interested in placing an order please see Bettie Jo at the information table. If you pre-ordered any Spiritwear with your registration, you can pick that up with Bettie Jo this week on Monday. You can download the order form by clicking here
Running Shoes
Running ShoesThis is the last week athletes will be allowed to practice without proper running shoes. Please be sure to have a good pair of running shoes for your children.  We still have some shoes for $25.00 that you may purchase during practice (Sizes limited).   

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club