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The Tortoise & Hare Kid’s Run Club is a 8 week running program designed to help your kids love to run. We’ll focus on proper running form and practice current techniques in run training. We’ll also cover pacing, goal setting, and dynamic stretching, in addition to working with your child to help begin the journey of discovering her or his potential.   This Session is sponsored by New Balance and Startline Racing.

This program meets twice each week for an hour, includes one time trial and one race.  One optional race is also in the training program, however, parents will be responsible to sign up their child and the cost is $5.


Dates:  November 1, 2017 – December 20, 2017

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Rio Vista Park

Includes: 8 Weeks of training coached by experienced coaches, one time trial, one race,  Official Kid’s Run Club T-Shirt, A pair of New Balance youth running shoes (valued at $65), Tortoise & Hare Water Bottle, End of season party.  **Optional race is $5 and parents must sign up child for this event**

Cost: $110 (new members or existing members includes t-shirt, water bottle, and 1 pair of NB youth shoes)

Past particiapants:  $100 (Include 1 pair of NB youth shoes)

Fall and Winter Season Pass:  $175.00 includes training for fall and winter kids run club, 1 shirt, 1 water bottle, and 1 pair of NB youth shoes.

Age Range: 2nd-8th grade

Informational meeting:  October 25 at 6:00PM at Tortoise and Hare Sports

November 1: First Practice:  at 6:00PM at Rio Vista Park

October 15:  Time trial at Rio Vista Park at 6:00PM

Optional Race: November 23, Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic at 8:00AM:  Parents must sign child(ren) up for this race and it cost $5.

December 13, Holiday Lights Run at Tortoise and Hare Sports at 6PM:

December 16:  Run Run Rudolph at Rio Vista Park at 8:30AM

December 20:  Kids Run Club Party at 6:00PM at Hidden Meadows Park. Park at Tortoise and Hare Sports and walk to park across the street.

Commonly asked Questions:

1.  If my child is not yet in 2nd grade can she participate?  Yes, if she has been running and enjoys running.

2.  What if my child can’t make it to every practice or event?  That is ok, we would like your child(ren) to participate as much as possible, life happens and we understand that, so if your child cant attend a couple of practices no biggie.

3.  What happens if there is inclimate weather?  One of the coaches will notify parents if practice will take place via email and facebook.