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AES Running Club

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Welcome to Alcoa Elementary
School's Running Club
Mrs. Gigi Santos
Gigi Santos
Club Sponsor


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

                                        — Aristotle


Please review this page for information on AES Running Club. 
We are very excited to announce that the AES Running Club approved for the 2023-2024 School Year. 
Thank you so much to those students showed an interest in our club and to the families who participated in past years. Also, a special thank you to the Alcoa City Schools Foundation for awarding our recent grant proposal. Your generosity means the world to us.  

We are thrilled to continue to offer an amazing life-changing opportunity to second-grade AES students and their families.  If you love moving, being outside, and competing against yourself and others, then the Alcoa Elementary School Running Club is for you!  We will train weekly, rain or shine, on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45-4:00.  All children must be picked up promptly at 4:00. If your child goes to STARS, we will make sure they are checked in at the conclusion of each training session. 

Expectations for Running Club members are as follows:

  •    Attend each Wednesday afternoon training session. If a student misses 2 meetings, they will be dismissed from Running Club and their spot will be offered to another student. 
  • The cost of the AES Running Club is $25 per child, for the year. The $25 must be turned in to Gigi Santos, the Running Club Sponsor, before coming to the training session. Anyone not paying the fee, turning in a completed permission/release form AND insurance card will not be able to participate in the AES Running Club. Collected fees will be used to purchase a running shirt, materials for running games, and other resources.  

    **NOTE: Club fee is NON-REFUNDABLE**

  • All students must treat others with kindness and respect, use materials responsibly, and show their personal best by listening and following directions the first time given. 
  • All students must display a growth mindset and maintain a good attitude at every training session. 
  • All students must be willing to participate in team activities and always move with a purpose if they are unable to run on that day. 
  • Parents must pick up their children promptly at 4:00 pm. Failure to respect this time will mean their child will be dropped from Running Club. If a child is picked up after 4:05 (5 minutes late) regardless of the reason twice during Running Club, they will be asked to not attend Running Club anymore. The club sponsors and staff are volunteering their time and being respectful of their time is very important. 


The AES Running Club will have an opportunity to once again participate in a few kid-friendly local road races.  At that time, parents will be responsible for entry fees and transportation to and from the event. See the list of possible races below:

If you have any questions, please see or email Ms. Gigi Santos [email protected]  

Applications Due:
August 11th, 2023
*No new participants accepted at this time*
Club Meetings:
Wednesdays, 2:45-4:00
 Club Meeting Dates: