IGS VIRTUAL

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are delighted to announce the launch
of IGS’ first Virtual Cross Country Carnival. 

Friday 15th May - Friday 12th June

 

The Virtual House Cross Country Carnival will be open from Week 4 to the end of Week 7 and aims to help keep you active, healthy and connected. Unfortunately we can’t have whole school Cross Country Carnival so lets do it virtually! So get involved, get running and support your house! 

 

Details

The Virtual House Cross Country requires students to go for a walk, jog or run and record their time & distance. This information needs to be submitted to the IGS PDHPE Department via email & we will regularly update the House leaderboard. This is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 as well as staff, alumni and parents.

 

Distance: 

  • 1km for all 5, 6, 7, 8 year old students (born 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

  • 2km for all 9 and 10 year old students (born 2011, 2010)

  • 3km for 11, 12, 13, 14 year old students (born 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

  • 5km for 15 and 16 year  old students (born 2005, 2004)

  • 7km for 17 and 18 year old students (born 2003 or earlier)

  • Staff, parents and alumni:  walk/run whatever they feel comfortable with!

Overall Distance House Championships:

The Overall Distance House Championship is an IGS community challenge to see which House can complete the most number of kilometres over the coming weeks. 

This is open to students, alumni, staff and parents. Parents, alumni & staff will just need to nominate which house they are in so their distance can be added to the tally. 

The PDHPE department will track the total distance covered on a virtual race around Australia!

 

Virtual School Cross Country Carnival Championships: 

Only open go IGS K-12 students. 

Students can submit as many times as they like over the next few weeks. Their single fastest time over their specified distance will be taken and contribute to the House Cross Country totals. (e.g students can submit seven 3km run times and the fastest will be recorded).  Points will be allocated in line with the school cross country carnival and all students who submit a time will get at least one point for their House.

 

As long as the walk or run meets the distance criteria for your age, submissions can count for both challenges!

Simply record your run and send an email to the  PDHPE department

In the email you must have the following information:

  • Name (First name and Surname)

  • House group (Kuyal, Gura, Baado, Bamal)

  • Age (Must be the age you turn in 2020)

  • Please attach a screen shot of your time, run, or map that you ran.

 

Please submit each run that you complete separately. To record your walk or run: 

  • Download the Nike Run Club app - it is FREE or on android here 

  • You can also use Strava app 

  • There may be other apps that you can also download.

  • You can set your distance to whatever distance to run. Whenever you go for your run - just press start and start recording.

  • Parents can utilise the app on their phone for our younger students. 

  • You can choose your own course and your own favourite run in a safe environment. This can be laps around your block near home or in a park or an area that is open for use.

 

You can submit as many runs or as few as you may like. The challenges will close on Friday 12th June (Wk 7). Please note this activity is entirely optional. It is certainly not compulsory and is at the discretion of families. Importantly have fun, stay safe and adhere to government guidelines on where and how you can run!

 

 

BEST WISHES TO ALL RUNNERS AND HOUSES

CROSS COUNTRY LEADERBOARD

Overall Distance Champions

*Open to students, parents, staff & alumni

1: Bamal                 

2: Gura

3: Kuyal

4: Baado

Open to students, alumni, staff and parents. Total distance covered will be tracked as Houses compete in a virtual race around Australia!

Virtual School Cross Country Championships

*Open to K-12 IGS students

Only open to IGS K-12 students. 

Students can submit as many times as they like and their single fastest time over their specified distance will be taken and contribute to the House Cross Country totals. Will be finalised Friday Week 7, so keep the entries rolling in!.