Villa Maria Elementary School


Fun Runners

First Practice & Parent Meeting: Thursday, August 18th, 5pm at Frontier Park (meet at the kiosk next to the playground).


Hello parents and students,

My name Gerry Kamholz. I will be the Fun Runners coach this fall. I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all of the parents and students to fun runners. I will try my best to make it fun and enjoyable as well as the kids getting some great exercise.


If there are any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact me. My phone's # are (home) 814-899-9977, (cell) 814-440-5608 and email is: I am looking forward to meeting all of the fun runners and having a great season.

Carissa Little will be our Sport Coodinator this year. She will be handling all the paperwork, website and logistical issues. To be added to the Fun Runner Shutterfly website please email her at
Please print and bring the following forms to the parent meeting:
Currently on the VME website under the ATHLETICS tab and then FORMS AND FEES are 3 forms to print and review with your child. (These 3 forms are REQUIRED BY STATE LAW to be completed ANNUALLY.):
1. Code of Conduct Agreement
2. PA Cardiac Health Info/Release
3. PA Concussion Health Info/Release.
Currently on the VME website under the ATHLETICS tab and then CROSS COUNTRY are 2 forms to print and review with your child:
4. CROSS COUNTRY PARTICIPANT RELEASE FORM (yes…this is correct even though we are fun runners.)
Please bring a check for $43 made to “VME Athletic Association”.

Fun Runners is for students in grades 1 - 4. The season runs in September and October. The season includes a couple of meets, and one Diocesan championship at the end of the season. Practices take place in Frontier Park. Fun Runners will be provided with a team shirt and will need to provide their own running shoes.


Fun Runners practice three times a week and are training for a one-mile run. The emphasis is on fun, especially for our younger runners. Runners participate in the same Diocesan Races as our Cross Country runners. You are welcome to come to a few practices and give us a try.





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