Kids on the Run
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Introducing kids to the enjoyment of running at a young age is an exciting way to help them develop an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. Designed to allow every runner to recognize their strengths, the Kids on the Run curriculum inspires them to define their goals. Throughout the season, the kids make new friends, build confidence and celebrate their achievements. Runners have the opportunity to take part in a local 5k race as a team. These events are the culminating experience of the program. Completing the 5K gives them a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment, as well as framework for setting and achieving goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when kids realize that hard work and perseverance pay off.
ABOUT THE SEASON
The Y provides t-shirts for every participant.
- Practices are Monday and Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm at the Ponds YMCA.
- Local Race: Shamrock Shuffle 1 mile or 5k March 14 (Race fees NOT included)
- Practice necessities:
- Running clothes
- Tennis shoes
- Water Bottle
Refunds: Any refunds will incur an admin fee of $15. No refunds after the start of the program.