This year, the Club has partnered with Ocean Bay Middle School's Rockn' Racers
in a Kids Running program. Rockn' Racers consists of 60 - 70 OBES Fourth & Fifth graders who meet each Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 to run and workout for an hour. Although the program's focus is on non-competitive running several of the kids have entered local races, some finishing a 5K in under 23 minutes. The class is shown below shortly after receiving Rockn' Racers shirts.
In the fall of 2012 GSRC began the
support of Melissa Oleniczak's running class at Ocean Bay Elementary
School. Melissa had started a group of Forth and Fifth graders,
totaling about 60+ kids, running after school and she needed help.
GSRC members Dick Ashley, Jim Sibley, Frank Pepp and Terry Layton
volunteed; they meet Melissa and her running class each Tuesday at
2:30PM. The half mile track at the county softball fields adjacent to
the Elementary school is used to teach the kids the joy of
With the success of Melissa Oleniczak's
running program, and with the help of Zola Pieterse and Barbara
McGinnis, a similar running program was started on Friday afternoons
at Ocean Bay Middle School. GSRC club members Zola Pieterse, Dick
Ashley, Jim Sibley, Frank Pepp and Terry Layton provide coaching for
the kids in this class.
Rockn' Racers who took part in the 2013 NMB Winter Run are shown below with there coach.