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Presented by SmartStart Pediatrics of Glastonbury along with support from Sound Runner of Glastonbury, Run U and The Glastonbury River Runners offer this 9 week training program to encourage youth ages 5 to 13 to get up and move! Let us help your child reach the goal of completing a 5K (3.1 miles) and have a great time doing it! Through this program, we are here to offer your child support, motivation and fun along the way!
Practices will begin promptly at 4 p.m. on Saturdays at the Smith Middle School Track (216 Addison Rd, Glastonbury, CT 06033). Practices will last about 45 minutes. After a group warm-up (stretches and running games), kids will be encouraged to run at their own pace and run as many laps as they feel comfortable running. Sessions begin Saturday September 11 and culminate with our 14th Annual Race to Fill the Pantry presented by CT Trial Firm.
This is a non-competitive program so each child can run as many laps as they feel comfortable with. Older kids have run up to two miles while younger ones may only run two laps and that is perfectly okay. We just want to see everyone out there having a good time. Our main goal with this program is to keep kids active, show them what they are capable of achieving, and have them see how fun running can be!
Every time your child completes a lap, they will collect a popsicle stick from one of the coaches. Once they are done running, they will turn in their sticks and write the number of miles/laps they ran on their personal card.(5 laps = 1 mile) After their card is filled out, they will take it to one of our fantastic coaches and receive a “toe”ken for each mile they ran and one gummy worm. After they pick up their rewards, you are free to go home.
Please remember to bring a cold drink for your child to stay hydrated and we strongly encourage you to run with your child. Parents are required to remain at the track during the full session.
We will run in gentle-to-steady rain, but will cancel for thunderstorms and downpours. In the event of inclement weather, we will send out an email and provide updates via the Glastonbury River Runners and Run U Facebook pages
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Please note that we take every effort to assure a safe and protective environment for your children, but as with any physical activity running does come with risks of injury! Safety first please! Please bring your own water/cold drink
-Weekly Practice Every Saturday From Smith School at 4 p.m.* Sessions begin on Saturday September 11 and go through October 30. Final Session culminates with the CT Trial Firm Race to Fill The Pantry on Sunday November 7th at Riverfront Park (200 Welles Street, Glastonbury)
-Training at experience level
-"Toe" ken after each completed mile of training
-Gummy Worm Treat at the end of each session.
-Race entry to CT Trial Firm Race to Fill The Pantry 5K/2 Miler or Youth Fun Run
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