Relay races inspire kids to move more. Our Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game, Speedway, puts a fun spin on relay races. 

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Speedway

Who: Grades K-8    

Players: 10+    

Time: 15 minutes+    

Where: Gymnasium, playground    

Equipment: Cones and tape

How to Play 

  • Players line up standing 6 feet away from each other. Split players into four teams. Place a cone in front of each team. 
  • The leader will create a racetrack with tape pointing in the direction players have to run. 
  • When the leader says, "Start your engines!" the first player on each team steps onto the track. 
  • When the leader says, "Go!" the player runs a lap, goes to then end of his or her team's line, does five jumping jacks, then sits down. Then, the next player in line goes. 
  • The first team to have all players sitting down wins! 

Check for Understanding  

  • Which way do you run on the track? 
  • What do you do when you get back to your line?  

Game Tip  

  • Mix up the movements players do at the end of the line to keep the game fresh and to help players exercise different muscles in their bodies.  

Conflict Resolution Tip 

  • Have players cheer each other on. 

PLAY: REP IT OUT  

Easy:  Skip. 

Medium: Hop on two feet. 

Hard: Backpedal.