Social Distancing Distance Club (NACA OST)

November 2nd through December 18th, 2020

In partnership with NACA OST, Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings an 7-week program to help them stay active during these isolating times. “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 phone/video calls and suggested “workout” plans delivered each week, mentors will keep participants motivated, informed and current with their activity logs.  Full activity logs will earn participants prizes like posters, t-shirts, stickers and water bottles. These items will be delivered by mail. Students do not need to travel or congregate in groups to participate. They can and should run/walk/jog in their own “back yards”.

Wings of America will also provide video tutorials and “live” sessions via Zoom to help participants warm-up, cool-down, stretch and recover wisely.

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 phone connection to receive calls from mentors.

Wings must receive participants’ registration forms by 12pm noon on Sunday, November 1st in order to be assigned a mentor and become eligible to earn prizes. Click HERE to fill out the registration form.

Prizes will be delivered to participants when their activity logs confirm they have reached virtual “landmarks”. Mentors will establish a weekly “check in” time with each participating household. During this call, mentors will motivate participants to set goals, engage with program materials and collect activity log information. Participants must engage in at least 20 minutes of continuous movement (walking and/or running) to get “credit” for a day. If they miss calls with mentors, they will risk not getting credit for their activity.

Activity Standard “Landmark” Prize
5 consecutive days of running/walking Sandia Pueblo Distance Club stickers
10 consecutive days of running/walking Santa Ana Pueblo Distance Club Poster
20 total days of running/walking Zia Pueblo Distance Club H2O bottle
30 total days of running/walking Jemez Pueblo Distance Club T-Shirt
45 total days of running/walking Valles Caldera Distance Club Hoodie

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