FF Overview

Welcome to Findley Elementary School Running Club!
Track your mileage and run a marathon (or more) with your friends during lunch recess (Tuesday) or before school (Thursday 8AM - under cover in the rain or shine on the track ).

Catch the Flyers via your Inbox (Sign-up here:)



We hope that everyone had a wonderful morning! It was such a delight to see all the kids smiling and the parents too. Its going to so FUN getting back on the track next Tuesday!
Check back on Monday (9-12-16) to get a sneak peak at our 1st mile prizes!

We have our VOLUNTEER signup ready to go:

We're using SignUp.com to organize volunteers for Findley Flyers.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/5XxkNg
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. Rachelle Leffler (503)936-6248 Leffler6453@mac.com

See you out on the track!


We're back on the track 9.13.16!

It's almost that time again...Findley Flyers will be back on the track starting Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

We are so excited for this year...new tokens and prizes for the 1st mile completed! We can't wait to see the smiling faces and happy feet as the kids cruise around the track.

Please check back soon, as we'll have our volunteer sign up info ready.


Findley Flyers ... It's more than running!

Findley Flyers was started to teach children exercise is fun.  We believe if children learn at an early age how good it feels to move, they will take that with them for the rest or their lives. The lessons children learn as a Findley Flyer include how to set goals, how it feels to have a healthy body, what it means to work together to support each other, and moving helps clear their minds and gives them energy for the rest of the day.
This school year (2015-16), students ran 7, 329 miles!  Check out some great videos of this year's running fun by clicking the links below:   

But….it's not about the numbers.  It's not even just about running….
This is what happened out on the track this year.   The results are beyond amazing……

  • A across the board improvement in fitness level.  
  • An improvement in the ability to focus.  As one teacher said "Running club marks the days of the week for me.  The kids have a different kind of energy on the day they run."
  • Children collaborating on the track.  Many run and work together to reach their marathon goals, often crossing that finish line together.
  • Student's supporting each other.  One boy ran the last two miles of the marathon for his friend who was unable to run because he broke his toe. 
  • Community created around a common goal.  Every child at school is a Findley Flyer.  They can run or not run as they choose but they are all Findley Flyers.  One school, one team.
  • Running club is a self led activity. It is up to the student to decide what they are going to do.  When they reach their goal, they can take full ownership of it.  They did it, they know it, they are really proud of what they have accomplished.
  • Children are given something to do when they don't know what to do at lunch recess.  New students come and they can run.  A student is feeling left out on the playground, they run.  Something to do, something to feel good about, and something to look forward to.


11 weeks left ... to meet your goals

Spring is all around us, it’s getting warmer and the flowers are blooming while our legs keep running. Join your friends on Tuesday,  March 17th for our very own Findley Flyers Find the Shamrock Run. See if you can find and count the number of lucky Shamrocks hanging around the Findley track during your grade’s lunch recess. 

There are 11 weeks left of running club, so stay committed to your goal -- whether that is 1 lap a week, or 1 marathon by the end of the year. 


Season of marathoners

The season of marathoners  crossing the finish line has arrived.  

With three weeks left, the children know how many laps or miles they run in a week and are calculating when they will meet their goals. Most will reach their goal before the end of the year! Thanks to a dedicated group of encouraging training partners, parents, siblings, teachers and flyer friends.  

To celebrate our last days running and walking together this year, come join us the last week of running club, Tuesday, June 2nd and/or Thursday, June 4th, during our regularly scheduled times for the Findley Flyers Flip Flop Fun Run. You can try to say that five times fast!  It is our way to say, congratulations on another fun year of run club, goodbye to any old running shoes, and hello to summer sandals and flip flops. 

Enjoy your last miles and laps with your Flyer friends!!! 

—  If you have any old running shoes that are getting too small, children or adult sizes, bring a pair to donate to the collection bin.
—  Running in flip flops is not advised. Please wear appropriate running shoes, or walk. 
— There will be no running club on June 9th and 11th. 


Where in the World ...

... Are the Findley Flyers?

Hint: We headed North and together have run almost 4,000 total miles.

P.S. Ask your Flyer for the location. They found out during Friday's (2/6) assembly.