All races that are away, will require you, the parent/guardian to drive your runner both to and from the race. Bussing is not an option for us. In all cases, except for the Empire Mine race, your student only needs to get out of school 15-20 minutes early (4 graders only). All 5th-8th, do not need to be taken out of school early. There will be enough time to arrive at the races, warm up and run.
The way all races work, 4th grade girls run first, then 4th grade boys, fifth grade girls, 5th grade boys, 6th grade girls, 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys and girls then 8th grade boys and girls.
Each race takes approximately 15 minutes, so we are looking at 30 minutes per grade level, or just under. 6th, 7th and 8th do not need to be at the races until 4:30 or a bit after. The only other exception besides Empire Mine, is the Magnolia race. They do a really fast start system, and the races move along quickly!
Mr. Dixon will send home directions and any important information the week prior to the races.