The LRC Kids Program is open to kids 5 years old and up, regardless of ability or school affiliation. The program helps prepare the kids for a lifetime of running. The workouts will include stretching, repeats, sprints, and distance runs. Parents are required to stay at the practice location for the entirety of the kids program and are encouraged to participate in the workout.
Parents do not have to be LRC members for their children to run. However, the Lakeland Runners Club does offer a various membership options to support the organization.
Time: 5:15 pm, Tuesday evenings, when PCSB schools in session.
Where: Lakeland High School Track
RSVP on the LRC Facebook Kids Program Event to receive FB notifications of weather cancellations.
Questions? Contact LRCkidsrun@gmail.com
Registration is free, but requires an account with Local Races. Adults will need to setup an account and then add their child(ren) to their account to register them.
Participation in Age Appropriate Events
Running in a kid’s fun run or youth track event can be a great experience for kids. For children 5 and under focus on “dash” events that range from a few yards to 400 meters. For children 5 and over, kids fun runs that are a ½ to 1 mile long may be considered, but allow for a combination of running and walking. Children ages 12 and over may want to participate in a 5K run. Children ages 15 and older may want to participate in a 10K to half marathon event. Children 18 and older may want to participate in a marathon or further distance. These are general guidelines and the distance a child can physically and emotionally tolerate will depend on the individual, however, longer distances (10K and over) should wait until after puberty.