For those of you who are new to JSS, JUST RUN!® is an after-school program sponsored by the Big Sur International Marathon that has received accolades, both locally and nationally, for promoting health and fitness in our youth! We’re fortunate to have a great Physical Education program at JSS, so in our case, JUST RUN!® is a fun addition to overall JSS fitness! It is free for JSS students in grades Preschool through 8, and activities are planned to accommodate all different ages and abilities. We try to meet once per week on Friday afternoons, gathering in the lunch area outside of the gym, where the students sign in with us, then the schedule allows for stretching, running, a snack, and a group game. Our goal is to have fun and be active!
Although we don’t usually meet on half days, we may even squeeze in a few of those! And please know that if your child attends Extended Care, they can still participate! We will walk your student back to Extended Care at the end of JUST RUN!®.
This is an incentive-based program with periodic rewards for accumulated activity (including parent-verified activity at home) and good deeds! Our program is flexible, so if your child is unable to attend every week due to other commitments, he/she may track outside activity and report it when able to attend. Last year, our students accumulated enough miles to run across America…and then some! (And some of our runners even participated in 3K and 5K fun runs sponsored by the Big Sur International Marathon!)
Of course, we always welcome parents to join us for JUST RUN!® In addition, parents of participants have always been great about signing up to bring snacks for given dates – thank you! Please let us know if you can help out by contacting Monica Lal.