PUP RUNNING, INC.

Due to the current weather forecast, today's meet, Thursday (5/9/24), has been cancelled.

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 $21 (with a school-specific t-shirt) or $14 (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 (Track 2024)
  • Carmel Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:45 - 4/11, 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25, 5/7, 5/14
  • Cherry Tree Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:45 - 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25, 5/2, 5/7, 5/14
  • Clay Center Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Fridays after school until 330 (4/12, 4/19, 4/26) - pick up begins at 315pm
  • College Wood Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:30 (4/11, 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25, 5/2, 5/7, and 5/14)
  • Forest Dale Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Tuesdays after school until 3:45 (First practice will be 4/9)
  • Mohawk Trails Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Wednesdays after school until 3:30 (4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15)
  • Prairie Trace Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Mondays and Thursdays after school until 3:45 (4/11, 4/15, 4/18, 4/22, 4/25, 4/29, 5/2, 5/6, 5/13)
  • Smoky Row Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Mondays and Thursdays after school until 3:20 - First practice 4/11. Thursday practices will drop once meets begin.
  • Towne Meadow Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Tuesdays after school until 3:45 (4/9, 4/16, 4/23)
  • West Clay Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Mondays after school until 3:30 - (4/15, 4/22, 429, 5/6, 5/13)
  • Woodbrook Elementary
    Coaching positions available
    Practices Thursdays after school until 3:30 (4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2)

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