Update: October 22, 2013
As of October 19, the Junior Varsity Team Members finished their Cross Country season. The Middle School Runners have their last event at next Wednesday’s District Meet. Depending on the results of the District Meet, the Boys and Girls Varsity Runners have an opportunity to compete also at the Regional and State Championships.
While the road restrictions placed on the team members have been an unfortunate distraction and more importantly made for less rigorous training, there is reason to be hopeful as the Radford Schools’ Administrators have shown flexibility by allowing some less restrictive road training. It is not nearly enough, but given the few weeks left in the season, any additional progress at this time will have limited impact.
In the spirit of continued progress, hope and goodwill, over 20 posts have been removed from http://www.saveourstreets.net. The remaining posts represent the affirmative thoughts of supporters and background information. We hope that more streets, specifically ones with less traffic, will continue to be added back to the cross country team’s training routes. The status of training routes will be reviewed by parents and citizens this spring and a determination will then be made to either end this web site, or to resurrect the posts that have been removed and to continue with an active effort to restore reasonable street running routes.
From now until this upcoming Spring, affirmative statements from Radford Citizens, Parents and Students will be regularly posted so that the voice of these constituents is ever present and respectfully considered.
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How can You help?
Contact these School Board Members and Administrators today and request the running ban be rescinded, effective immediately, so that the status quo prior to its enactment is restored, to wit: that the athletes shall be allowed to train on whatever routes the cross country coach might designate for the team.
Superintendent Becky Greer
(540) 731-3647 * email@example.com
Assistant Superintendent Rob Graham
(540) 731-3647 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Jeff Smith
(540) 731-3649 * email@example.com
Athletic Director Greg Wade
(540) 731-3649 * firstname.lastname@example.org
School Board Members
Kenny Alderman: email@example.com
Lynn Burris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Gerlach: email@example.com
Stephen Cox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Flora: email@example.com
|While this website was originally created to transparently communicate with Radford Cross Country Parents, we have found people throughout the nation World interested in the precedent setting ban our High School has placed on our young adults running on all neighborhood streets.|
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Learn more about the city that banned it’s young adults from neighborhood streets:
While technically incorporated as a city, if a movie was to take place here, Radford would more likely be described as a town, or a village. In 2010 the population was 16,408. Radford is surrounded by mountains, hills, farm land and a river. The streets that have been banned here are what most would commonly refer to as low traffic neighborhood streets (imagine a Norman Rockwell painting).