Social Distancing Distance Club (NACA OST)

Starting January 25th, 2021

In partnership with NACA OST, Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings a virtual mentorship program to help them stay active during these isolating times. Participating students DO NOT have to attend NACA as long as one of their siblings does.

“Social Distancing Distance Club” members will be connected with a “virtual” mentor that has worked for Wings as a summer Running & Fitness Camp facilitator in the past. Through twice-weekly Zoom calls, mentors will keep participants moving, motivated, informed and current with their activity logs.  Good attendance  on these calls will earn participants prizes like t-shirts, stickers and water bottles. Prizes will be delivered by mail. Students do not need to travel nor congregate in groups to participate. They can and should run/walk/jog in their own “back yards”.

Upon request, Wings of America will also provide participants with weekly training plans to help them reach a goal.

In order to join Social Distancing Distance Club, members need the following:

  1. A safe place to move– Whether it’s a quarter-mile loop around the park or a nice section of Albuquerque’s “Open Space”, participants need a safe route to run/walk near their home on a daily basis. Ideally, family members will look out for one another as they move together and help the youth earn their prizes. When moving on trails that others use, participants should have masks at the ready to put on while passing others.
  2. A positive attitude and desire to challenge one’s self.
  3. A reliable internet connection to participate in program Zoom sessions.

Please CLICK HERE to fill out a registration form.

Prizes will be delivered to participants when they achieve attendance standards. Additional prizes will be offered to participants that show they remain committed to staying active on “non-Zoom” days by engaging in at least 20 minutes of continuous movement (walking, running, biking, wood-chopping, hiking, bouncing etc.). Each participant will be provided with a link to their own “activity log” that will help them and their mentors keep track of their dedication.

Attendance Standards Prize
5 Zoom mtgs attended Neck Gaiter
15 Zoom mtgs attended Waterbottle
20 Zoom mtgs attended Sweatpants


Activity Log Standards Prize
10 non-Zoom-meeting days SDDC Shirt
25 non-Zoom-meeting days SDDC Sweatshirt
40 non-Zoom-meeting days Running Shoes

Questions about this program and/or registration can be directed toward executive director, Dustin Martin. He can be reached by email at:  or (505) 977 5057