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Kid's Run the Nation Youth Running Program

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The TotalRunner and the Road Runners' Club of America will feature a 10-week, Kid's Run the Nation program. 

Time Change:  Sunday's from 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This program aims to introduce the sport of running to students in a way that promotes their physical, cognitive, and social needs.This community-based youth running program was developed to adhere to the guidelines created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase physical activity among youth and provide children with 60 minutes a day of physical activity.  Each week will focus on a different module in a way that makes running fun with short educational lessons, and various running activities and games.

The modules are outlined below:
Week 1:  Concepts of Walking and Running
Week 2:  Concepts of Warm-up, Pacing, Cool-down, and Stretching
Week 3:  Running Physiology and Form
Week 4:  Setting Goals
Week 5:  Keeping a Running Journal
Week 6:  Nutrition and Hydration for a Healthy Life
Week 7:  Running Safely
Week 8:  Fun Runs and Competitive Races
Week 9:  Competitive Running History and Heroes
Week 10:  Program Review, Running at Home; a Fun Run for grades K-2 and 3-5 and a Competitive Timed Run for 6-8th graders.

Students are divided in to three groups: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8th grades.

Pricing includes the 10-week program, RRCA t-shirt, back-pack tag and a Kid's Run the Nation Running Guide for Kids.

Race Registration for the Competitive Run will be additional, and details are to follow.  Race details are under development and we hope to offer an official timed event with Bib and Awards should we have enough participants.  The goal is to keep the cost for the race below $20.

Parents are encouraged to participate, and volunteers will be needed to assist with weekly activities and end of program Fun Run/Competitive Race.

Questions or concerns?  Please email the Jennifer at

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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