Running program geared toward kids to kick off | Community Spirit
Saturday marks the beginning of something big for kids all over Memphis.
The Memphis Runners and Track Program kicks off for children ages five to 13.
It's called the MRTC Kids Run Program, and it focuses on children in the community and teaches them the sport of running.
Training is based on the children’s ages and abilities. In the training program the kids learn to maintain proper form when running and how to complete their assigned distance.
In addition, a teaching sessions each week will focus on a different aspect of the sport of running: how to run safely, warm up and cool down, stretching, good nutrition, running etiquette, hydration, and how to have fun while you exercise.
Training culminates in their own KIDS-only race. They will get to participate in their race, receive medals for a job well done, eat a great meal by the famous MRTC cookers, and enjoy after race snacks, door prizes and a goody bag.
The one-hour training programs are held on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall at the field below the Agricenter on Germantown Road.