Running With The Stars (RWTS) FAQs:

RWTS:  RWTS is a multi-county program involving elementary school students from schools throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties in Virginia.  

OES 2020 Spring Season:  As a new member of the RWTS program, OES’ 2020 spring season program is specifically focused towards first to sixth grade boys.  During the practices we will play games, discuss healthy lifestyle topics, and prepare for our end-of-the-season non-competitive 5K run.  Our goal is for each child to strive for his personal best. Some children will be able to run the entire distance while others may do a combination of running and walking.  We want all the participants to have fun and enjoy running!

Registration Registration opens Jan. 2nd and closes Feb. 22nd.  An online registration form will be on the RWTS website (

Cost:  The cost of the program is $145 which includes a 11-week practice season, one runner t-shirt, one buddy runner t-shirt, a timed 5K event, a numbered bib for each child running, an end of run celebration, and a participation medal.  RWTS has a no refund policy after the season kicks off.  

Practices:  Practices will start March 4 and end May 15 every Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 5pm, except during spring break and if school is cancelled or closes early. Runners will meet in the cafeteria at school dismissal (4pm), warm up, and run outside on the OES field and/or off-site paths deemed appropriate for OES runners by OES parent-volunteer coaches.  Practices will be held outside unless there is severe weather, in which case practices will be moved to the gym. Students should have a water bottle and appropriate clothing/sun protection for each practice.   

Pick up:  Dismissal from RWTS will be at 5pm from the front lobby.  Late pick ups will be subject to late fees or restriction on participation in the program.

 5K The end-of-the-season 5K fun run will be held Sunday May 17 in Ashburn.  A buddy runner is required for each runner for safety reasons. You do not have to provide information for the buddy runner during registration but you need to put in a t-shirt size. 

More information about the 5K and buddy runner requirements are on the RWTS website ( and Facebook page (  

We are looking forward to OES’ inaugural season of RWTS in the spring 2020.  If you have any additional questions, please email