If your kids like to run, we've got a fun program just for them! Mini Milers is a non-competitive 12 week running program designed for kids going into 1st through 5th grade. It's a great opportunity for kids to run safely and correctly using good form, make friends and get stronger/build endurance so they can perform better in other sports, rock the mile in gym class, get ready for junior high cross-country, or just be active. Most of all, our goal is to empower kids to accomplish their goals and instill in them a lifelong love of running.
The program is designed to accommodate all levels of fitness. Typical practices will consist of running-related games, relays, drills and activities that allow for walking and water breaks. Participants will run/walk a minimum of one mile each week and over the duration of the program will accumulate the distance of a half-marathon. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to run the Kids Run at the Twin Cities We Care Half Marathon on Friday, September 24 as a culminating event for the program.
Parents are welcome but not required to attend each workout. However, we do ask that parents or guardians volunteer to chaperone at least two sessions during the program.
When: Program runs will be at 8:00am on Wednesday mornings and 6:00 pm on Thursday evenings. Participants can attend one or both sessions each week. Beginning August 15 (after school starts) we will only have Thursday evening workouts. Our first practice is Wednesday, July 6 and all parents are required to attend a short parent orientation meeting at their child's first workout on Wednesday morning or Thursday evening.
Where: All workouts will be at Tipton Park. We will meet under the main pavilion at the entrance off College Avenue.
Program Cost: $40 for the first child, $75 for two children, $90 for three children (does not include race registration fee / children must be siblings for discounted fee)
As part of the Mini Milers Kids Running program, participants will receive the following:
**Twice-weekly practice sessions. Participants may attend one or both sessions.
**Weekly attendance and distance awards and prizes
**Technical program t-shirt
**Special Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington shopping discounts for parents and participants only
**Special participants-only finishers medal after completing the We Care Kids Run
**The opportunity to be active this summer and meet and have fun with other kids!
For more information or questions please email Julie Sibley - firstname.lastname@example.org