Grant Ragan Striders Program

Welcome to another year of Striders at Grant Ragan Elementary! We are excited to be able to offer the Striders program again this school year. The kids sure do love Striders and we love what it teaches them! Striders is a program where all grade levels are encouraged to run/walk during recess on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting). For each 1/4 mile lap completed, participants receive a punch on their card.  For every five miles completed the participant will receive a token. On April 23rd, 2019, those participants that have completed a 1/2 marathon or a full marathon will be invited to participate in the Grand Blue Miles Iowa Kidstrong Fun Run (free). 

To maintain the program and make it a success, we need volunteers to set up a few minutes prior to recess and hole punch the cards for each lap completed by the students and then put things away once recess is finished.

Based on feedback we received last year, we are offering shorter shifts this year. Below, you will see shifts of 1 hour and 15 minutes. We would like to get 3 volunteers per shift and a few extra for the kindergarten sessions. We are hoping that this makes volunteering a bit easier and increases the amount of volunteers that are able to participate.

Just like last year, if we need to cancel striders due to weather, we will contact the volunteers that are signed up prior to 11 am that day. If you do not hear from us, then please arrive at the school at your scheduled time.  Please do NOT contact the office regarding weather related questions.  

If you are new to the program, please let us know in the comment section. We will contact you prior to your volunteer date and go over the set up with you. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at the following email address: grantragan.striders@gmail.com

Please note that on early out Wednesdays we will be ending 10 minutes early.

Volunteer Details:

  • We will contact you prior to your volunteer date and go over the set up with you.
  • On early out Wednesdays, we will be ending 10 minutes early.
  • If we need to cancel Striders due to weather, we will contact the volunteers that are signed up before 11 am that day.
  • If you do not hear from us, please arrive at the school at your scheduled time.
  • Please do NOT contact the office regarding weather related questions.
  • If you have any questions, please email: grantragan.striders@gmail.com

Parents are welcome to join your child during the recess sessions and/or volunteer to help supervise this activity and mark lap cards.

KidStriders is an Iowa Kidstrong, Inc. program and has been made possible through grant funding, corporate sponsorship's, and individual contributions. Visit www.iowakidstrong.com for a complete list of our program sponsors and partners.

If you are interested in volunteering, Please sign up here!!