Club Connecticut is sponsoring “Run a Mile” to honor and thank our “Front Line Heroes.”
This event, which is open to students from all 17 FCIAC schools, is a series of four weekly 1-mile runs, which begin Saturday. Runs can be done anywhere, on your own, to honor our front line heroes in the battle against COVID-19.
“We Run a Mile Alone to Together Say Thank You” is open to all students at each of the 17 FCIAC schools. This program is encouraging all FCIAC athletes from all three seasons, along with all physical education students who are distant learning, to participate.
The FCIAC asks that students note the following running is strictly to be done as an individual and not as a group, unless with family members.
Students can register as a runner at: clubct.org or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Norwalk/FCIACRunAMile
Students can train on their own in preparation for the timed mile runs, which take place each Saturday from May 2 to May 23. The FCIAC stated each student should set a personal goal of beating their time each week.
As most high school tracks are closed students will need to set up a course on a flat safe area in your town. Students will need to accurately map out a one mile distance for the timed run. The FCIAC suggested Mapmyrun as a helpful app for measuring.
Students will run the Club Connecticut “Run a Mile” on Saturday, time themselves and enter their time on the website: www.clubct.org
The “Run a Mile” is free to enter. There is an area on the registration form to donate to Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund to honor and thank our “Front Line Heroes.”
There is also be an area on the registration form for the opportunity to purchase a commemorative short sleeve tee shirt for the cost of $15, which will cover the cost of the shirt, postage to be sent to your home and the balance to be part of the donation listed above.
The FCIAC stressed the importance of following proper social distancing for the run from the first training run through each timed run through May 23. The FCIAC also sressed the event was not to be done together as a team.
If for some reason one cannot run on the designated Saturday it will be ok to run on either the Thursday or Friday preceding the timed Saturday run.
Results will be posted following each Saturday at clubct.org and recognition on the FCIAC website will be given to the top 10 schools in each category below:
Top schools for number of students from a school who participated
Top schools for donations made by their athletes and Physical Education students (includes percentage of tee shirt donation)