The Lincoln Panther Running Club is an after-school program at Lincoln Elementary School open to all students grades 2 through 5, managed and primarily funded by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club in collaboration with Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and Lincoln Elementary school volunteers. Established in 2012, the club has grown from about 8 runners in its inaugural season to its current average of 50 student participants each season. The goal of the club is to provide a safe after school environment that teaches integrity, respect, sportsmanship and team spirit within the framework of the joy of running and fitness.
The Lincoln Panthers Running Club is free to all participants, funded by proceeds from the Market Street Mile, by way of FSRC. Funding provides the runners with snacks and beverages after each club session, a run club t-shirt for each participant, participation premiums at the conclusion of each season, awards for exemplary achievements, running shoe vouchers, and an awards celebration each season. In 2014 FSRC also helped fund the installation of 200 meter asphalt track on the Lincoln Elementary property, which has proven to be a valuable asset for the development of the young runners.The Panthers continue to meet twice weekly for fall (beginning mid-September) and spring (late March) running seasons and is always looking for new volunteer coaches who can give two hours per week. Each season runs five or six weeks, depending on weather and the school calendar. If you’d like to get involved with the Panthers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Spring 2019 Coaches
Co-Head Coach – Chad Ahalt (FSRC)
Co-Head Coach – Aaron Vetter (Lincoln Elementary)
Assistant Coach – Eric Fairbanks (Rotary Club)
Assistant Coach – Bailey Rankin (Rotary Club)
Assistant Coach – Keary Johnston
Assistant Coach – Rylee Schwee (FSRC)
Assistant Coach – Sharon Jacko (Rotary Club)
Assistant Coach – Ken Oldham (Rotary Club/United Way)
Assistant Coach – Lisa McDonald (Rotary Club/Boys and Girls Club)
Assistant Coach – Jan Welty (Rotary Club)
Assistant Coach – Latonya Disney (Lincoln Elementary)