Welcome to Pup Running

Pup Running is a not for profit organization that is committed to encouraging fitness and fun among 4th and 5th grade students through the sport of running. With fall cross country and spring track seasons we strive to develop positive character qualities in children as they train for, and compete in, running events—qualities like: Good Health, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Discipline, Perseverance, and Best Effort.

This mission is facilitated through the formation of school-based Pup Running Clubs for 4th and 5th grade students in the Carmel Clay School District.

The cost for your child to participate is $17 (with a school-specific t-shirt) or $10 (without a school-specific t-shirt). The season includes 3 meets; each runner will have the opportunity to run a 2K race during the fall season and a 100 meter and 400 meter dash during the spring season at each meet.

Weather Policy

Some may be wondering about the potential of cancelling a Pup Running meet due to weather conditions. If there is lightening, Pup Running must wait for a required period of 30 minutes (without lightning) before the meet can begin.

If the meet has not yet started 30 minutes after the posted start time due to lightning, then the meet will be cancelled. In the event a meet is cancelled, it will not be rescheduled.

Therefore, if lightning strikes any time after the posted 5:30 p.m. start time, then the meet will be cancelled. If there is NO lightning during the 30-minute delay (just rain), the meet will likely take place, unless it is a heavy, persistent rain storm. Safety for all is the utmost concern.

Note: Pup Running officials do not have computer access when at the course and will not be able to post real-time cancellation notices to the website.

School Specific Information (Cross Country 2018)

  • Carmel Elementary
    Practices first 2 weeks - Tuesday & Thursday until 4pm (8/28, 8/30, 9/4, 9/6)
    After first 2 weeks - Tuesday only until 4pm (9/11, 9/18)
  • Cherry Tree Elementary
    Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays until 3:45pm (9/4, 9/6, 9/11, 9/18, 9/27 - First practice 9/4)
  • College Wood Elementary
    Practices Mondays & Thursday starting 8/27 - no practice on Meet days
  • Forest Dale Elementary
    Practices Tuesday & Thursday (on non-meet days) 2:30 - 3:30pm
  • Mohawk Trails Elementary
    Practices Wednesdays (Tentatively)
  • Orchard Park Elementary
    Practices Mondays & Wednesdays (8/27, 8/29, 9/5, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24)
  • Prairie Trace Elementary
    Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays until 3:45 starting 8/28
  • Smoky Row Elementary
    Practices Tuesdays until 3:30 (8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18) and Thursday 9/27
  • Towne Meadow Elementary
    Practices Wednesdays until 4:00pm (8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/24) - Pickup South Parking Lot
  • West Clay Elementary
    Practices Tuesdays
  • Woodbrook Elementary
    Practices Mondays until 3:45pm (8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24)

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