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Landlubbers FALL 2023 Season




LANDLUBBERS is OCE's very own running club.  It is a parent and staff led after-school club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders ONLY. LANDLUBBERS will focus on using running as a way to remain heart healthy and fit (and to have some FUN!).  Our focus will mainly be building up running stamina, endurance, strength, and POSITIVE ATTITUDES!

Need to Know:
Landlubbers will take place on Tuesdays from 3:45 until 4:45pm starting on August 29th, 20323.  The season will run until mid December (Last date TBD).

On Tuesdays, students will meet at the basketball court at dismissal to drop off their backpacks and head to the track for warm-ups.

All ability levels are welcome.  Our goal is to have ALL the students running; however, walkers are welcome (You have to start somewhere!)  We NEED positive attitudes.  We NEED students who are willing to give running a CHANCE!
Landlubbers need to be willing to give 100%, to push themselves harder, and to want to be there!

🏃 On Tuesdays, runners need to wear proper running clothes and shoes to school.  Students who do not have on proper clothing and/or running shoes will not be able to participate on that day.  SO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO WEAR RUNNING ATTIRE/SHOES ON TUESDAYS!  Unfortunately, if your runner does not have the right shoes, we will have to send him/her to the office.  We do not want to risk anyone getting hurt.  

🏃 BRING A WATER BOTTLE. (We try to limit trips to the building for safety reasons, so please send a water bottle specifically for running club or a refillable one for students to fill before it starts.)  As it gets HOTTER... water is a MUST!

🏃 Students must be picked up in the carpool lane promptly at 4:45 pm.

🏃 If you are TRACKED OUT... you CAN still come in and run!  Just drop off at the front office no later than 3:45 and head to the track to meet us.  

🏃 Landlubbers Dates 2023:
  • 8/29
  • 9/5
  • No Landlubbers on: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 - We are Track 1 Teachers so we will be tracked out.
  • 10/3
  • 10/10
  • 10/17
  • 10/24
  • No Landlubbers on 10/31 or 11/7
  • 11/14
  • No Landlubbers 11/2
  • 11/28
  • 12/5

Please note these dates are subject to change due to weather and teacher availability to supervise. We will TWEET and email if Landlubbers is cancelled.  

In addition, we NEED PARENTS/VOLUNTEERS to come and run/walk with us.  If you would like to come out and help us, we would really appreciate it!  Volunteers must have WCPSS Clearance using THIS LINK.
Once you have WCPSS Volunteer Clearance, feel free to use our LANDLUBBERS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP, to join us out on the track, field, and trail this fall!

If there is inclement weather  Landlubbers will be cancelled.  An announcement will be made to students at school, parents will be emailed, and it will be tweeted out.  

In order for your student(s) to participate we need you to fill out this form and submit it by Monday, August 28th. (We start on Tuesday, the 29th, so we need to have everyone signed up by the day before!)
Be on the LOOKOUT for a opportunity to purchase a Landlubbers Running Shirt... Coming SOON!

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mrs. Marie Jones (Track 1 fifth grade) at