Running Club


Our mission is to create a culture of wellness in the Gayton community by providing opportunities for hands-on learning focusing on nutrition and fitness.

We are so happy to be part of promoting an active lifestyle at Gayton. In our 4th year, we look forward to expanding our efforts and sharing more programs with our Gayton students, staff, and families. If you’d like to volunteer with the Wellness Committee, we’d love to have your help! Please e-mail with any interests or questions!

About Running Club
Running Club is about more than just running! The kids play games, make friends, set goals, develop confidence, and start their school day happy! Running Club is free and open to all grade levels and has been led by Gayton parents Kristin and Drew Jacobs since 2015. Kristin is a certified RRCA Certified Running Coach.
Parents are not required to stay, but are encouraged to volunteer. E-mail questions to

Here’s a snapshot of previous events:

Short Pump Mile – Sunday, October 2nd
Come out to the Short Pump Mile and represent Gayton proudly in this fun community event. Schools with the highest participation can win cash prizes ranging from $200 – $600 for their school! For more information, visit  and sign-up to represent Gayton.

Treats for Troops – Tuesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 4th
Gayton’s first two ‘Treats for Troops’ collections were huge successes and we plan to repeat the effort again this year.  We’ve collected over 670 pounds of candy for the troops, while reminding our kids of those who are working hard to keep us safe. Plus, we got all that candy out of our houses!  Let’s see what we can do this year!!

Gayton Gobbler – Saturday, November 19th
Girl Scout Troop 5161 holds a 1-mile family fun run at Gayton. This event is a great morning for families to come together, cheer each other on, and be thankful for our wonderful Gayton community. Information on sign-ups and how to volunteer for this event will come out in October.

Jump Rope for Heart & Wellness Night – February 2017
The Wellness Committee works in conjunction with Mrs. Wright to organize a family night for Jump Rope for Heart & Wellness. More details to come in January.

Running Club – Spring 2017
Running Club begins the week following Spring Break and continues for approximately 8 weeks. Running Club is open to all Gayton students and is a before school program which “runs” from 7:20 – 7:50 on Tuesday and Thursday. Each child who would like to participate must sign-up in advance and complete a waiver. Information on how to sign-up will come out in February. Click here for the flier with more information!

Garden Club – Spring 2017
Garden Club is a great opportunity for our students to get their hands dirty and learn more about the garden. Garden Club is open to all Gayton students and is an after school program held once a week. Information on how to sign-up will come out will come out in February.