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Byron Center Dynamite Dawgs Running Club

Dynamite Dawgs is a running program for 1st-6th grade boys and girls in Byron Center Public Schools, including all three elementary schools and Nickels Intermediate. The program starts with training in March and ends with a race on April 28th, offering two distance options; 1 mile and a 5k!    
The program is $25 per runner and includes 8 weeks of practice leading up to the race, entry into the race, a Dynamite Dawgs dri-fit shirt, medal, chip timing for the race, a finishers bag, post race goodies and refreshments, and raffle prizes. Scholarships are available if this cost is prohibitive of your child participating.


For the safety of our children and our community, Dynamite Dawgs has made the decision to change this year’s run to a virtual race. What is a virtual race? A virtual race is a race that can be run from any location you choose. Your child can run on the sidewalks around your house, on the trail, on the treadmill, or any other place that is safe and accessible. Your child gets to run their own race, at their own pace, and time it themselves.

Also, to be more accommodating, instead of having a specific race day, we will be having a race week! Your child can run their race distance (1 mile or 5k) anytime between April 27th and May 3rd. After completing their virtual race, you will log into your child’s Dynamite Dawgs account, mark their race as completed and record their time (more information will be released on how to do this as the race date approaches). Everyone will still get their shirt, medal, and post-race bag of goodies after the virtual race week.

To encourage your child to keep moving and properly train for their distance, we are including a training schedule (see the news feed at the bottom of the home page or the schedules tab).  As an extra incentive to keep the children training for the race, if they return this training schedule with parent initials and signatures the first week back to school, they will receive an extra prize! Please note: your child does NOT have to complete everything on this sheet to get their prize, it is just meant to be motivational and give training ideas. 

This is our race staff’s first time hosting a virtual race, so there may be kinks to work out as we learn how to make this transition. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we figure out how to handle these very unique times.

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