Registration for Colt Corral: 

For registration information please send an email to Colt Corral: dcerunningclub@gmail.com

Colt Corral is an after school running club at Deer Creek Elementary. The club is designed to encourage kids to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle through running. Colt Corral will occur on Thursdays from 2:45 to 3:20. The cost for running club is $10 for the year which includes a dry fit shirt, awards, and supplies.

Please do not sign up for Colt Corral if you are in Thursday after school activities from 2:45 to 3:15 (example little techies / robotics). It is difficult for the teachers to know where to send their students when they are changing activities from one Thursday to the next and just doing colt corral every other week.

How Colt Corral Works:

1 .  Students who are enrolled in the program will be given a name tag on a lanyard from their teacher at the end of the day on Thursday.

2.    Colt Corral will begin immediately after school is dismissed.

  3.  Runners will go to the gym and line up by grade, and then will be checked in by one of our Colt Corral volunteers.

4.    Runners will follow the designated course and their name tag will be stamped once a lap is completed (1 lap = ¼ mile).

5.    The whistle will be blown at 3:15 to signal that runners need to complete their last lap and head to check out.

6.    Each runner will then proceed back to the gym, collect their backpacks, check out, and hand in their name tags before heading to  their dismissal area.

7.    Runners will then be escorted to their parents beginning at 3:20.

Running Club Dates for 2018-19:
October 18 & 25
November 8, 15 & 29
December 6, 13 & 20
January 10, 17, 24 & 31
February 7, 14, 21 & 28
March 7, 14, 28 
April 4 & 18  (note: no colt corral on April 11th due to STAAR testing)


From time to time, the Colt Corral running club will be cancelled due to inclement weather or bad field conditions. Decisions to cancel running club will be made by noon of a scheduled run date.

* If the program is cancelled for the day, an email message will be sent to registered parents. It is imperative that we have your correct email address.

For every 20 laps (5 miles) that are completed students will earn a toe tag. We will also be are handing out 25 and 50 mile tags to challenge our faster runners.

Transportation Home:

  • YMCA: These students will be escorted to the cafeteria.
  • Walkers: Please come up to front of school and wait outside. We will walk your child out and meet you beside the front door.
  • Car Rider: (2-5th grader side) Parents should remain in their cars, place the student name in the window. We will be using the same procedures in place for regular school pick up.
  • Walk / Bike without parents (2nd -5th grade only): We do not have crossing guards on duty after running club. Your child will be checked off at the entrance of the gym and will be responsible to get themselves home. We are not accountable for your child once they leave the school building.
  • Teacher’s Children: Your child will be checked out in the gym and can walk to your room.

*** Changes in transportation can be called into the school office before 2pm***

Parents must pick up their children from Colt Corral no later than 3:20pm from the designated pick up area. Students who are picked up late (after 3:25pm) more than two times will be dismissed from the program for the rest of the school year. A warning email will be sent to families before a student is dismissed from the program.

Students are expected to be courteous to other runners/walkers. Any behavior issue will be discussed directly with the student/parent. If the behavior issues become a pattern, the Run Club chair may contact you regarding your child’s continued participation.

Running Club is sponsored by the PTA and relies solely on the help of volunteers. Parents will be required to volunteer at least 2 times during the year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. In order to volunteer, you must be approved through LISD. Please go here to fill out an application.

Volunteers need to arrive at school by 2:20. Volunteers are welcome to bring siblings but please note that you are responsible for your children and they must stay with you.

Check-in / Check-out volunteer position: You will be assigned a grade and will be working with those students to check them in, track bathroom passes / needs during running time, and mange check-out. It’s a great way to interact with the kids in your child’s grade and you will have the opportunity to learn the student’s names.

Stampers: (these spots are reserved for volunteers with young children since you’re beside the playground!) You will mark off each lap that students do and track their progress towards getting a toe tag!

Field Monitors: We are working hard to encourage movement on the track. Field monitors will be going around with students. You can pick the pace that works for you: strolling / walking / running / sprinting. At 3:15 you will be asked to go inside and assist with check-out. This is a great way to volunteer and get in 30 minutes of exercise in!!!

I look forward to a great year!

Castle Cuevas