IT'S TIME FOR A
Run or Walk / Any Distance / Have fun / Be safe
November 1- 30, 2020
*This is not a fundraiser.
The Trot-a-thon aims to promote wellness & community!
It is also a great reason to get moving, get outside, and do something with friends & family leading up to Thanksgiving Day!
Students will feel proud of their accomplishments!
All Kromrey students, families, and staff are invited to participate!
Encourage your family members & friends to run or walk with you!
Can I share photos on social media?
With the permission of a parent or guardian, students and/or their family members are encouraged to share photos of their trot-a-thon-ing with the hashtag
Kromrey is not the only school with the Trot-a-thon!
The Glacier Creek Middle School community will also participate in its own Trot-a-thon.
It's just one way that we can "do something together while we are apart from one another."
should I walk or run?
Walks and runs can occur anywhere you choose such as laps around your backyard, up and down the sidewalks, or even in your home!
Let's have fun "together"
Moving is healthy for our bodies & our minds!
What is a Trot-a-thon?
The Trot-a-thon is a virtual event that will motivate & inspire students to walk & run. It is optional & non-competitive. In addition to this being a fun activity, walking & running is healthy for our bodies & our minds!
Students are encouraged to set a time goal, log their minutes, and submit the total on December 1 via the Google Form. The minutes will be tallied & the Kromrey total will be displayed on the school's marquis.
Have fun & be safe!
FAQs for students & parents/guardians
What can parents & guardians do to help students?
- Make sure your student is safe when walking or running.
Encourage, motivate, and express your pride in your student!
How does this benefit students?
An appreciation of teamwork and the strong school community at Kromrey
An understanding of the fun and importance of exercise
A fun outdoor activity that the Kromrey Community can "do together while we are apart from one another."
Can you please tell me about virtual running safety tips?
Do not run alone.
Run outside during the daylight.
Stay on the sidewalk.
Always yield to vehicles.
We ask all runners to please be aware of your surroundings and use crosswalks when crossing
roads and look both ways.
Carry a cellphone
Carry a whistle to blow to attract attention if you’re hurt or in a situation where you do not feel
Dress for the weather.
Do not call or text while running. Be aware of your surroundings.
Obey all traffic laws.
Plan for your run. Water fountains or sources may not be available along your route so please
Bring ID in case of an emergency.
Notify someone when you start your run and then when you are done. Let them know where
you are running.
If listening to music only use one earbud and leave your other ear open to listen for potential
Check the weather for the time you plan on running.
Wear bright or reflective clothing.
Call 911 with any emergency right away.
Lastly and most importantly, use common sense and listen to your body — don’t overdo it.
Follow recommendations as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to
help slow the spread of COVID-19.
What are the rules?
The most important rules are to be safe & have fun.
How do I keep track of the minutes that are walked or run?
You can use any piece of paper or a calendar to log the number of minutes that you walk or run each day.
How do I report my final total number of minutes on December 1?
Please fill out this short Google form.
Are there teams?
There are not formal teams. However, if you want to find a group of friends with whome you can walk or run, you could work toward a team goal!
I would like to make a donation. Can I donate even though it's not a fundraiser?
What if I don't meet the goals per day or the total goal?
That is completely OK!