Running Club

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The Crocker/Riverside Running Club is an after-school activity run by parent volunteers who want to instill a love of running and movement in our kids so they become life-long athletes. We focus on running form, pacing, and agility while making it a fun/fitness activity. The Fall Running club focuses on building distance and ending in the CIM MaraFunRun. The Spring Running club focuses on agility and form and ends with our infamous Crooked Mile Obstacle course run.

The club has four primary goals:

  • Teach proper warm-ups, stretches, and running technique.
  • Improve our athletes’ fitness with agility activities.
  • Develop students’ team spirit and leadership skills by modeling the behavior of parent coaches and student work-out leaders.
  • Most importantly, make it fun to run and play.

Who: 1st – 6th grades (limited to 15 students per grade level)

When: Wednesday, 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Blacktop

Register Now for $15 per student

Details

All sessions include warmup, running, games and stretches. All abilities welcome. 

Who should join?

Anyone who wants to have fun exercising and learning some running basics! Students don’t need experience, but should bring a positive attitude and willingness to participate in all activities. Cubs can walk or jog or run, and should be prepared to move.

Is Running Club a good way to serve my child care needs?

While we don’t require parents to be present, we also don’t have enough coaches to sit with kids who don’t want to try. Please make sure your child wants to participate. We tell the cubs who join Running Club that “Running Club is a privilege and that privilege can be taken away if you don’t follow the rules.”

Crooked Mile

We created our own Spring Run for participants of the Crocker/Riverside Running Club. We call it the Crooked Mile – a fun way to end the season with goofy obstacles for the participants to find their way through on a 1 mile loop through the “panhandle” of Land Park. More details to come, but you won’t want to miss it!

The Crooked Mile is scheduled for May 5.

Contact: David Wiest , Karin Winters, Kevin Yamamura