Mark Crawford - P.E. Teacher

Contact Information

Marke Crawford

Hello Wildcats!

My name is Mark Crawford, and I've been teaching physical education for 27 years.  I have a bachelor of Science in Education from the University of West Georgia and a master's degree from Jacksonville State University also in Science Education.  One accomplishment I am proud of is starting the Road Running program in Carroll County which has become a program many schools have adopted. These clubs host races all through out Carroll County and promote running as a lifetime activity.   

Some hobbies I enjoy are woodworking, mainly turning pens, bowls and other items on a lathe, running 5k's with my wife and golf. A goal my wife and I have is running a 5k in as many states as we can.  So far we've run Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Nevada. My wife is Melissa and have one adult son, Zach (who is my main competition when playing golf).  I truly enjoy teaching PE and strive to teach my students new and exciting activities, games, and skills that they may enjoy for a lifetime.

Programs and Events offered through the PE department 2022-2023

Fun Fest Party Information.

Fun Fest
PE Running Program
PE Run Program

K-3 grade field day: coming winter 2023

field day

Cup Stacking Club Sign Up

cup stacking

4-5 grade field day: coming winter 2023

field day
skate time

Skating unit sign up form.  Please use REVTRAK to pay or send in cash/check payable to GHES

Morning Run Club Registration below.

morning road runners

Afternoon Road Runners.

Afternoon RR

Road Runner LInks:

Race Schedulewith registration form links

Parent meeting ppt.

Behavior Contract

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Congratulations to the following students for reaching the 10 mile milestone during the fall morning run club season.

Bryson Horton 16.89 mi., Cruz Kyle 15.89 mi., Corbin Kyle 15.96 mi., Jacob Thompson 13.67 mi., Knox Kyle 13.22 mi., Ava Nunn 13.22 mi., Jase Cochran 13.11 mi., Avery Van Kirk 12.89 mi., Rylan Langelier 12.78 mi., Evan Nixon 12.22 mi., Sadie Cochran 11.67 mi., Dylan Iorizzo 11.67mi., Maelee Day 11.56 mi., Caleb Nixon 10.78 mi., Lyvia Dunbar 10.45 mi., Christian Martin 10.33 mi., and Leland Chambers 10.22 mi.

Below are the final stats for the Fall Morning Run Club season.

The fall season for the morning run club has ended, run club will begin again the first week of March.

Thanks, Coach Crawford

Morning Run Club Stats...

11-10 top 25
11-10 top grade
11-10 top class
* This week, 1-2 grade students only ran one day so the numbers are a little off.


11-10 weekly top 25

Morning run club 2022-23

Welcome to the morning run club, where every child in grades 1-5 can participate to achieve his/her personal best fitness levels! Running is not easy, but children can see the benefit of it when they are setting personal goals and reaching them! Students are challenged to maintain their own fitness levels and are challenged to reach new goals and when they do the rewards are great!

Why run? According to the CDC:

  • Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior). 

  • Higher physical activity and physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance (e.g., concentration, memory) among students.

We encourage your children participate and cannot wait to see what they can accomplish!

Students MUST SIGN UP every year to be part of the Running Club!

There will be a $10 fee to help cover the cost of the awards and the EZ Scan program we use to keep up with the kids laps. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Crawford.

How morning run club works

Running sessions:

  • We will have 2 running sessions (Fall & Spring).

      • Fall Dates: September TBA - November TBA

      • Spring Dates: March TBA - April TBA

  • Time: 7:15 - 7:30 every morning (weather permitting)

  • Place: GHE Track behind the school... "students must report to homeroom first".

  • Running Club is for Grades 1-5

    • *1st grade will start in October.

    • Sorry, no kindergarteners


Every lap counts in this program!

What you put into the program is what you are going to get out of it!

Laps are cumulative and are tracked from the time your child enters the program to the time they leave.


  1. Awards are earned:
    • individually
    • by homeroom
    • by grade levels
  2. Each Friday I will post the top runners, and homerooms for each grade level on facebook as well as in the hallways for the students to see.
  3. At the end of each running session the top 25 students will receive a certificate
  4. We do ask for a $10 donation to help pay for the program annually and all the awards the students will earn throughout the school year!
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Register Here!

Please fill out the google form to register for the morning run club. Morning run club will be $10 and can be sent in with your child or paid using the RevTrak link below.

Registration Form 


  • Parents are needed to help scan the students laps.

  • We are using Sign up Genius to organize where help is needed and it is a great way for parents to see how they can help and plan ahead! We do take volunteering seriously. If you commit to help, we are relying on you to show up.

  • All volunteers will need to check in at the front office first and meet us at the track by 7:10.

Want to participate in races?

I will e-mail out race information for  upcoming races throughout the year.  You are NOT required to run in these races, but they are a fun way to get out on the weekend as a family and be active.  Races are hosted by schools as well as other organizations.  These races are fundraisers for the schools/organizations. The cost to run a race can be as low as $15 and as high as $35. These costs cover t-shirts, snacks at the end of the race, D.J's, and Awards.

Have fun at the RACES!!!

Morning run club incentives



Students must sign up each year to participate.

  • The Running Club will run every morning (weather permitting).

      • Students will be assigned a running day by grade level. Their day will be determined by the number of student that sign up.

  • Students arriving at school before 7:15 should stay in their car or on the bus.

  • Students MUST go by their homeroom to check in, leave their book bags, and do any morning procedures their teacher wishes.

  • Once students have permission from their homeroom teacher, they will get their assigned running tag with barcode and lanyard to proceed to the track.

    • Students MUST have their running tag/lanyard every time they run!

  • 4-5 grade students will need to come to the track from the4thgrade hall exit.

  • 1-3 grade students will come to the track from the 2nd grade hall exit.

  • Students will run/walk on the track

  • Students will get their running tag scanned for each lap completed.

      • 9 laps is equal to 1 mile.

      • Laps are cumulative and are tracked from the time your child enters the program.

  • After running, students will return to their homeroom and return their running tags / lanyards. The running tags / lanyards are to be kept at school in their classroom.

  • Students are responsible for their running tag.