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sign up teams as a
classroom, a group of classrooms, a P.E. program, a
running/walking club, or any combination thereof.
school can have more than one team! In fact, a school
can have as many teams as it would like. A team can be of
any size, but the idea is to try and "pace" along with Paul.
For the next P.A.C.E. Trek he will average 182 miles each
week, running a marathon per day to cover 650 miles (in a
total of 18 school days).
So, as an example, each student on a team of 100 kids would
need to log about 2 miles per week for the team to keep pace
with Paul. Remember, this trek will only require a few
minutes per day for 18 school days between April 28 and May
Teams can be of any size; HOWEVER, the idea is for
students to pace along with Paul for the time
that he's on the road and not to
finish the entire 650-mile virtual trek in one or two days.
For example, if you were to sign up a team of 600 kids, each
person would only need to run/walk about one mile
in order for the team to complete the trek. Consider creating smaller teams of no more
than 200 students on a team. Although that's not required,
it would make the trek more challenging for the
To help prevent
injury, try to have no fewer than 18 elementary students
on a team. If a team were to only have 18 students, then
each student would need to contribute about 10 miles per week in
order for the team to keep pace with Paul. Ten miles per
week is Paul's recommended maximum mileage for elementary
children. Middle school teams should have no fewer than 12
students per team, and high school teams should consist of
no fewer than 8 students.
mileage should be acquired during the school
day while at Physical
Education class, recess, or some other time set by the
team's supervising teacher. However, teachers can allow some
mileage to be obtained outside of school hours as long as
the mileage is reported by the student – and perhaps
verified by a parent's signature.
walking mileage counts towards a team's
total. However, no other activity should be converted to
miles in order to build a team's total (like converting the
number of jumping jacks into miles).
Students with special needs should be given
opportunities to use the abilities they have to contribute
to a team's distance. In such cases, converting the amount
of an activity to miles is allowed.
Pedometers can be used to measure distance, but cannot
simply be worn all day during school to obtain miles.
Pedometers can be used during times established for running
and walking to acquire
Space Run 2013 mileage.
Up to one supervising team teacher and to 2 adult assistants
may run/walk with students during school times set for
acquiring trek mileage. The adults may also add their
distance to the team total.
Once Space Run 2013 is underway, teams shouldn't add
more people (unless a child transfers into a class).
Also, if a team member becomes sick or
injured and cannot continue, he or she may be replaced if a
substitute is available.
Teams can consist of multiple grades. As an example, the
Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade at a school can be a
team, while the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades are another team.
Team leaders can use any means that they prefer for
keeping track of participants' mileage. Paul will not
provide team leaders with a record-keeping format for
recording daily mileage acquired by teams. Teachers usually
just have the students' names written in a list and write
down their daily mileage next to their names
adding up all of the numbers when the trek is over to see
how many miles the team as a whole acquired. Team leaders
will be able to submit weekly mileage reports on their
team's progress via an online login – which Paul will
provide to team leaders shortly before the trek begins.
Form a team, choose a team name, and
sign up for FREE!
It's that simple!