Mustang Milers

Mustang Milers is Woodbury Elementary School's fitness club. Mustang Milers trains for the Kids Run the OC (the OC Marathon's Kid Race). Starting in January, the Mustang Milers will run/train while tracking their mileage. The students will walk/run an average of one mile every Friday after school.

In May, the students will run the final mile of their marathon (26.2) on the Saturday before the OC Marathon at the OC Fair and Event Center. The program is designed to fight childhood obesity while having fun and work as part of a group toward a common goal.

Mustang Milers incorporates our school values while we train and work as a team. Our goal is to give back to our school and community, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. So make a difference and join Mustang Milers! For any questions, please visit our FAQ's!

Mustang Milers

 

registration

We look forward to training with you!  Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and check this website often for updates.  

 

Registration for the 2019 season opens on September 4th at 6 AM.

Registration will close on October 19th or when we are full (whichever comes first). 

Last year we had 325 Mustang Milers! We are expecting the same turn out this season!

 

Click Here To Register

All registered Mustang Milers need to complete our online Pledge Form prior to the first training.  Please CLICK HERE to complete.
Not sure if you already did this? We get it!  Life is busy.  CLICK HERE to see the list of students that have completed the Pledge as of 1.12.2018 (morning).

 

2018 Kids Run Waiver

 

Registration Cost
  • Only $80 per child
    • Please note: Due to safety reasons, all TK, Kindergarten, and First Grade students must be accompanied by an adult at every training.

What Does My Registration Include?

  • 10 trainings
  • Pasta carb-load dinner (Peppino's Pasta)
  • Mustang Milers jersey
  • Access to hundreds of photos taken at trainings & events
  • Coaching headed by OC Marathon trained coaches
  • Weekly nutritional challenges to promote a healthy lifestyle
  • A program that promotes good sportsmanship, leadership, confidence, healthy competition, and our school values.
  • Eligibility to run at the Kids Run the OC (KROC), hosted by the OC Marathon. KROC runners received a finishers medal and an official OC Marathon medal. KROC registration opens in the winter (Additional Registration Fee of approximately $30)

Who Are the Coaches?
Your Teachers! Your Head Coaches (Lauren Ng, Judy Fong, Jessica Irvine, & Jessica Pijl) are part of the OC Kids Run Leadership Team that assists other schools in beginning this program at their site. They are also half marathon runners. You will see many other teachers and staff members training each week with us as well.

Mustang Milers is a fun and exciting way to get to know other students, develop team building skills, and get some great exercise! Even if your child is not a runner, they will love Mustang Milers. Join us!

 

 
 

2019 schedule

Primary Grades: 2:10-3:10

Upper Grades: 2:40-3:40

TK/K: 3:10-4:00

Location: Check-in at the lunch tables

All Trainings are on Fridays

 

TK/K/1st Grade Students must be accompanied by an adult at each practice.

 

1/18/19 - FIRST TRAINING

Wear Mustang Milers T-shirt

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Try to drink 6 glasses of water one day this week. Can you do it for two days? How about three? Don't forget to bring water to trainings! Why is water so important? Learn more at www.KidsHealth.org.
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week One & return it on 1/26.

     

1/25/19

Spirit Wear: Crazy Socks

Crazy Socks

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Rethink your drink! Instead of drinking juice or soda, choose water. Can you go a whole week with no juice or soda? Make it a family challenge! So instead of a Capri Sun or juice box, try a water bottle. Nearly 40% of total calories consumed by 2-18 year olds are in the form of empty calories, half of which come from foods like soda & fruit drinks. So let's choose water instead!
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Two & return it on 2/2.

 

2/1/19

Wear Mustang Milers T-shirt

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Try a fruit or vegetable that you haven’t tried before. Perhaps try it prepared a few different ways. Your teachers and coaches will be asking you which fruit or vegetable you tried. We love to hear about your nutritional success!
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Three & return it on 2/9.

 

2/8/19

Spirit Wear: Crazy Hair Day!

Crazy Hair Day

 

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Look at the nutritional labels on the foods you usually eat. Take a look at the sugar content. Is it high? Is there an alternative choice with less sugar? We cut out the empty calories from juice and soda. Now let's work on those other foods, like cereal and other treats! Parents, teaching your child how to read the nutritional labels gives them more awareness about the foods they eat. Doing this during a trip to the grocery store also creates independence as they make informed decisions about what they eat. Have fun making it a family challenge! CLICK HERE for a great Kids Health article on nutritional labels.
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Four & return it on 2/16.

 

2/15/19

Wear Mustang Milers t-shirt

 

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Try fish for dinner one time this week. If you already eat fish, try a new kind. If you are vegetarian, try some tofu. All about trying new things and eating a lot of protein! Can you "go brown?" Perhaps have brown rice or wheat pasta with the fish. We recommend Barilla PLUS pasta. It has a great taste and is made with golden semolina and wholesome flaxseed, spelt, oats, barley, and legumes. Give it a try!
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Five & return it on 2/23.

 

3/1/19
Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Training

 

3/8/19

Spirit Wear: Hat Day!

Hat Day

 

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Eat at least one Vitamin A fruit or vegetable a day, such as cantaloupe, carrots, sweet potato, spinach, or broccoli. CLICK HERE & HERE for more sources of vitamin A. 
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Six & return it on 3/9.

 

3/15/19

Wear Mustang Milers T-shirt

 

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Eat a large salad (with a light dressing) at least once this week. What will you try in your salad? Perhaps help your parents make the salad and try the veggies you may want to add. We'd love to hear about what kind of salad you ate! CLICK HERE for a great article about getting kids excited about salads.
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Seven & return it on 4/13.

 

3/22/19

Minimum Day (Spring Break begins) - No Training

 

-SPRING BREAK-

 

4/19/19

Spirit Wear: Sizzlin' in Shades!

Sizzlin Shades

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Focus on the proteins this week. Be sure you have protein represented on your plate for each meal. The best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils. Their main function is to heal wounds, fight infection and build muscle. CLICK HERE to read more about protein.
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Eight & return it on 4/20.

 

 

4/26/19

Wear Mustang Milers T-shirt

Homework:

  • Nutritional Challenge: Look back at all the previous Nutritional Challenges. Think about everything you have learned about nutrition and start making a strong effort to apply all of the nutritional challenges to your every day life. Be aware of the food you eat and the drinks you drink. Are you drinking a lot of your calories and sugar? Are you eating a lot of vitamin-rich or sugar-filled foods? The healthier you eat, the better you feel. Challenge yourself!
  • Running: Run/Walk one-mile. CLICK HERE to log your mileage.
  • Written: Return your Nutritional Challenge Slip at training each Friday to be entered in our weekly drawing! Slips are e-mailed after each training. CLICK HERE to print a copy of Week Nine & return it on 5/4.
     

5/3/19

Spirit Wear: Woodbury Spirit!

  • Runners still need to wear Mustang Milers Jersey

Pasta Carb-Load Dinner: 2:45-3:30 at the lunch tables. 

 

5/4/19

KROC (more information to follow)

 

Certificate & Pin Ceremony 

May 10, 2019

MPR 

2:15 p.m. for Grades 1-3

3:00 p.m. for TK, K, and Grades 4-6

 

Whether you ran at KROC or not, as long as you are a registered participant of Mustang Milers, you will receive something special. If you ran KROC, you will also receive an official certificate from the OC Marathon! IPSF will also be in attendance to offer a special surprise to all of our Mustang Milers. See you then!

 

COACHES

Your coaches are trained by the OC Marathon and are members of the Kids Run the OC Leadership Team. They are devoted to creating a fun, team-oriented, supportive, & values-based atmosphere that promotes a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness.

Head Coaches: Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Ng,  & Miss Pijl

Coaches: Your Woodbury teachers & staff, as well as many supportive parents

 

 

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