Gate's Kids Run the OC program needs volunteers!
Mon, Jan 24 8:22pm


Gator families, 


We are excited! After 2 long years, we are able to host the Kids Rum the OC running program once again! This program relies heavily on parent volunteers, and our students are in need of Coaches, Equipment Helpers, and Snack Helpers. 


As of today, we have 10 volunteers but only 6 coaches.  In order for the program to happen, we need 20 volunteer coaches.  In short, WE NEED YOUR HELP. 


In the past there have always been parents/caregivers that come to practices and sit at the table and watch.  We would be honored if you would consider volunteering this year. We need you to literally get our gators across the finish line. 





What is Kids Run the OC?

Kids Run the OC is a running program created by the OC Marathon Foundation that promotes fitness among grade school children. Students who sign up for the program will train after school 1 day per week and run the final mile of their “marathon” at the OC Fairgrounds, on Saturday, April 30th.


Do I need coaching experience to volunteer, and will I have to run?

No! All materials, schedules, and activities for each practice will be given to you. And, coaches are not expected to run themselves.


What are the expectations of coaches?

Coaches must be available to attend coach training at 3:30pm on February 3rd, all practices are on Thursdays in February, March, and April from 3:00pm - 4:00pm, and the day of the final race at the OC Fair Grounds on the morning of Saturday, April 30th.


Is there anything else I can do besides coach?

Yes! We can always use help with snacks and equipment. We can also use parent volunteers on race day to assist with coordinating the running groups, snacks, handing out completion certificates, and photography. Please click the link above to sign up.


I’d like to help but am unable to attend all of the practices, what can I do?

Snack helpers do not need to attend practices. 


Do I need to be vaccinated to volunteer?

Per SVUSD guidelines, all onsite volunteers need to be vaccinated or show proof of negative Covid test results.


Student sign up information will be sent out later this month, pending enough volunteers.


Please contact Leigh Hansen at or 949.201.8095 with questions.