The LRC Kids Run Club prepare kids for a lifetime of running. This is program is held during the school year, is gender-neutral, and designed for children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade regardless of school affliation.
The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program. The workouts will include stretching, repeats, sprints, and distance runs. Parents are required to stay at the practice location for the entirety of the program and are encouraged to participate in the workout.
For children over 11, we offer a Middle School Development Program.
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Season: when PCSB schools are in session
Where: Lakeland High School Track
Schedule: Check-In: 5:00 PM
Workout Starts: 5:15 PM
Wrap Up: 5:45 PM
Participation is free, but requires registration.
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.