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Frequently Asked Questions

We get lots of questions about our lap tracking software as well as questions about running clubs and why you should have one.  We’ve compiled some common questions and answers below that should help shed light on what our product does and the benefits it can provide to you and your students.

Your Questions Answered

What do Physical Educators gain by using Student Lap Tracker?

Student Lap Tracker saves time for educators, both during class and after class. Additionally, those who use our lap tracking software gain valuable tools that empower them to motive their kids leading to increased participation and improved student aerobic capacity.

How do educators use the software to motivate their students?

Our customized reporting can be used to provide real-time feedback to students, providing visibility into how they're progressing. Our awards feature empowers you to encourage increased student participation and achievement through prizes and recognition of top perfomers.

Where do schools get the funding for their subscription?

Schools acquire funding in a variety of ways including parent organizations, school discretionary funds, grants and Jog-A-Thons. It's usually the principal who "connects the dots" between a fitness champion and funding sources. Be sure to tell them it's a year-long program that will reach all students.

Why Should Our School Have a Running Club?

Chances are too many kids at your school are not aerobically fit. The evidence is everywhere. 37 percent of 5th, 7th and 9th graders failed the Aerobic Capacity test last year! It's a serious problem that needs to be addressed, and we can help you do it. Your students will be healthier, happier and even score better in their testing.

What's wrong with tracking the laps manually?

With manual tracking, individual mileage isn't reported easily so feedback happens slowly, if at all. Inaccurate mileage causes the students to believe the program is unfair or unrewarding. Teacher and volunteer time is wasted over the course of the year performing tasks that our software can do in mere seconds.

Student Lap Tracker Sounds Great! Do You Offer a Free Trial?

The process of getting your school running club organized and using Student Lap Tracker is an investment in your students that will continue to pay you back by way of healthier happier students. While we don't offer a free trial, if you're not satisfied, for any reason, you can cancel within 60 days for a full refund.

The Answer is YES!

  • Is it easy to use?
  • Will it track our incentives?
  • Can we install the scanner app on as many devices as we want (for our Jog-A-thon)?
  • Can we get the data in Excel?
  • Can I tell everyone there are no extra charges during the year?
  • Can we replace cards that get lost?
  • Will your security and privacy be acceptable to District IT?
  • Can we add students that transfer in mid-year?
  • Do students re-use their cards from the previous year?
  • Can helpers who are not technical do the scanning?
  • Can we start in the winter or spring?
  • Will you upload our class lists for us?
  • Can the system report on lap times? For the One-Mile Run?
  • Can other teachers login and run reports?
  • Is support included?

How Much Does It Cost ?