The Stride

 

REGISTER HERE STRIDESTERS!

The first 100 to register will receive a FREE frozen custard cone/cup at Freddy's!

 

STRIDE WITH US!

Last year we endured a snow and ice storm with frigid temperatures.  This year we have coronavirus, face masks, and social distancing.  We say, NO WORRIES because you can Stride YOUR way. 
 

The Stride will be a no-contact 5K/10K event where families can stay connected and move together in whatever way and whenever they choose within a three day window between October 23rd and the 25th.  Run, walk, hike, bike, swim, dance, rollerblade...you get the picture… just get your groove on and move!

 

Embrace your inner STRIDESTER and choose your distance, either 5k or 10k. If you want to see how you fare against the other Stridesters, then go ahead and upload your time (it’s not required) - don’t forget a photo or two - to earn street cred and bragging rights. It’s all on the honor system!

Check out this video of The Stride 2019


The Stride Event Details

When:  Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th
What:  Stride YOUR Way - select your distance either a 5K or 10K
How:  Run, walk, bike, swim, hike, dance... whatever moves you!
Why:  Be active with your family, stay connected, and do good for you and LPS schools!

REGISTER HERE 
By registering for this event, you will be helping the LPS Foundation raise funds to help fund vital programming that is not covered by the LPS district's budget.  Programming that provides mental health supports and interventions, crisis relief that covers internet connectivity and food assistance for families, educational technologies and experiences, and much more.  

The Stride is a community event that brings together students, parents, teachers, staff and neighborhoods. The focus is on health, wellness, community and school spirit. Our goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle along with building partnerships and support for Littleton Public Schools... oh yeah, and raising needed funds for all LPS schools!

 

Drive-Through Packet Pick-Up, for real! 
Saturday, October 17th from 8 am to 12 pm

There are some things that we just can't let go and seeing you during packet pick up is one of them! So add us to your list of errands and swing by to get your Stride shirt and SWAG bag. Our socially distanced and masked volunteers will be there to hand you your packet and offer a smile, with our eyes of course:) Please stay in your car and wear a mask.

  • Where: The South Denver Heart Center, 1000 Southpark Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
    • Map and directions here.
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • What: To pick up your Stride shirt and swag
  • How: Drive through packet pickup. No need to leave your car. Please wear a mask when interacting with our staff and volunteers
  • Updates: Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages or RunTheStride.com

Register and Win $200 for Your LPS School!

Yes! You read that correctly. Just by registering for The Stride, you can win cash-money for your selected LPS school. What school wouldn't want a $200 donation?

Every Monday, LPSF Staff and partners will select from the previous weeks registrants (Monday to Sunday). The winner will have a $200 donation made in their name to their supported LPS School. Be sure to pick your favorite school at registration!

Encourage your friends and family to register and support your school of choice.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as RunTheStride.com for winner announcements!

A Virtual What?

What is a virtual event? A virtual race allows you to participate at your leisure - you pick the time and date that you run, walk, or do the activity of your choice.

How do I participate? When you register to participate in The Stride, you have the flexibility to pick your activity (5k, 10k, squats, bike ride, row, tik tok dance) and complete that activity anytime Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th, 2020. Register, get moving, bask in the glow of your community support and healthy lifestyle.

Why would I pay to run a virtual Stride? Registering for The Stride gives you the opportunity to set your own fitness goal, as well as receive virtual support as you work toward meeting your goal. You can also feel great knowing you are giving back to your community. Funds raised from the Stride support LPS students and staff in a variety of areas, including mental health, food assistance, crisis support, chrome books, funding for teachers, and so much more!

What is included in registration? The traditional Stride t-shirt, a downloadable bib you can customize, the chance to win $200 for your school, free Frozen custard (for the first 100 participants), and the opportunity to support LPS students and staff.

What do I do after I register? Start planning for your activity. Scope our scenic streets to run or best Map My Run shape, start making your costume, gather your squad for a tik tok dance. Complete your activity anytime Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th, 2020. Submit your photos and give yourself a pat on the back for being a community hero.

Can I bring my dog this year? You betcha! Be sure to enter your pet for the best running buddy, the four-legged division!

Can I sleep in for the stride? Counting Zs counts toward being a “Stridester”. Be sure to register so you get your commemorative shirt.

If I want to upload my time, how do I do that? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Visit the results page here: https://results.raceroster.com/results/athvhzv9xcp3tjgb

What if I can’t make it to the Drive-Through Packet Pick-up on October 17th? Visit runthestride.com for updates about when you can pick up your packet.

Will you do medals for winners? Due to national shortages, shipping constraints, and other limitations, we are unable to provide medals this year.

Here's Some Fun Ways For Your Family To Connect with The Stride

Although we can't be physically together as usual this year, we thought it would be fun to offer some ways to stay connected, be active, and have a little fun along the way. Check it out, engage, and keeping Striding for LPS!

Who knows, you may even win a fun prize package... for sure you'll win a little internet notoriety!

Photo contest

Submit photos of you and your squad participating in the following photo categories:

  • Best running buddy 2-legged division
  • Best running buddy, 4-legged division
  • Best home finish line (show us your creativity!)
  • Best homemade pancakes (you just ran, you need pancakes!)
  • Best individual costume (school appropriate, please)
  • Best group or family costume (school appropriate, please)

Together in Spirit

Submit photos of you and your squad visiting our local sponsor partners:

  • Littleton Adventist Hospital Entrance Sign. Wave some thanks to our local health heroes.
  • Your School Entrance Sign (this is an easy win, it better be good!)
  • Any BOK Financial location. Wave, say hello, ask about College Savings!

Show Us Your Big Brain

Find these Littleton famous landmarks and submit your photo for prizes!

  • One of the three oldest landmarks in Littleton
  • Find the"Wild About LPS" sign around town
  • The Geneva Lodge Historic Monument Plaque
  • Help, I live in Arvada!

Map My Run Shapes

Strut your stuff with a little help from your GPS. Make a fun (school appropriate) map my run and send us a screenshot.

  • SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS VIA EMAIL TO LPSFINFO[at]LPS.K12.CO[dot]US
  • Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, October 25th, 2020.
  • Winner will be announced the following week.

Don't Worry, Tradition Isn't Lost This Year!

Support your fave LPS school by signing up and helping them get closer to winning a $1000 and the bragging rights to coveted Stride Trophy!

  • Each one of these categories wins a $1000!
    • LPS school with the highest participation - also wins the Stride Trophy
    • Highest % of participation based on enrollment
      - Elementary, Middle, High
    • Most School Spirit (we've got spirit, yes we do...)
      - Elementary, Middle, High
    • Random Selection
      - Elementary, Middle, High

Enjoy the "little town" feel as you run or walk along our beautiful 5K and 10K courses. You'll experience wonderful tree-lined streets, freindly neighbors, and see 3 of our wonderful schools...Euclid Middle School, Runyon Elementary School and Heritage High School.   

5K Course Map

10K Course Map

Whether you can attend the race or not, please consider making an additional donation. Your financial contribution will help maintain vital programs supported through the LPS Foundation for students and staff throughout Littleton Public Schools. Donations of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated!