Run with the Wolves Details, T-Shirt, & Training

The 2021 Virtual Run with the Wolves kicks off this Saturday, May 1st!


  1. Time yourself running a 5K or 1 mile outside (tracks are allowed). No treadmills, that’s cheating. You can use a smartphone/watch to track your run. Alternatively, you can use a website like Map My Run to plan your route ahead of time. .
  2. Log your time here from May 1 – 16. Submissions must be entered by an adult, sorry kids.
  3. If you enjoy competition, check the leaderboard to see where you stand. Run it again if you think you can beat your original time. There is no limit on number of entries per person. Run a 5K every hour if you are into that.
  4. Stay glued to your screen the week of May 17th when winners will be announced. Race bags and awards can be picked up that week (details TBD).
  5. Feel good about getting some exercise while supporting the PTCA!

Design Contest Winners

We were blown away by all of the creative designs submitted for the Run with the Wolves contest! We had a hard time picking just one, so we have selected three designs. One will be used on the t-shirt and the other two will be printed on glossy stickers to be included with the shirts in the race bags. The elementary campus winning design was submitted by 3rd grader, Cora Kresge. The middle campus winning design was submitted by 6th grader, Eva Schulz. And the t-shirt winning design was submitted by kindergarten parent, Jason Oransky. Thank you to everyone who participated! They were all amazing!

How can you get a race bag with the shirt and stickers? They are available for purchase on the PTCA Square page until Sunday, May 9th. You can even purchase a race bag and not participate in the race — although we encourage everyone to participate! 

Weekly Training Activities

With so much flexibility in when and where you run this year, it’s the perfect opportunity for students and adults who’ve never participated in a 5K before to get out there and try it. To help, you can find a posting here each week for the 6 weeks leading up to the race window with some activities you can do to go from never/rarely running to completing a 5K for RWTW. Below are activities for this week, you and your student are encouraged to get out for a little bit of movement a few days this week, enjoy the spring weather, and get ready for this year’s RWTW.

Training activities for week 5:

– Day 1: Alternate running 9 minutes and walking 1 minute for 30 total minutes
– Day 2: Alternate running 12 minutes and walking 2 minutes for 28 total minutes followed by running for 5 minutes
– Day 3: Alternate running 8 minutes and walking 2 minutes for 30 total minutes
– As needed, take a rest day in between each of these activities or do some walking on the other days