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Deerkake Middle Running Club 

The Deerlake Middle School Running Club (DMSRC) meets at 4 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sponsored in part by a grant from Gulf Winds Track Club, and led by DMS teacher Patricia Knauf, students run overlapping routes ranging from 1 to 4 miles. Each individual sets a running goal and moves up to longer distances when ready and properly trained.

The goal of the club is to have fun and provide an opportunity for all students to be involved in a healthy lifestyle activity. There will be sprint, high jump, and shot put clinics throughout the year.

Students are taught running etiquette, road rules, and safety while running.  Many students run local community races throughout the year including the Deer Run and the Turkey Trot.

There is no fee charged to join and all teachers are volunteers. Participants must understand and abide by the rules:

-We are here to run, not to play.

-Do not dart out into the street or play games with vehicles while running.

-Always run against traffic and dress to be seen.

-No earbuds

-Stay with another runner at all times.

-Hydrate! Always. Drink plenty of water daily.

Thank you Deerlake runners and volunteers for setting the example for all us adults to follow!