MRTC KIDS! RRCA NAPS The MRTC KIDS! Run program focuses on children in the community and teaches them a sport we all love - 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.

MRTC KIDS! Run centers on four core values - NAPS

  1. Nutrition
  2. Activity
  3. Perseverance
  4. Self-esteem

MRTC KIDS! Run uses RRCA's Kids Run the Nation Program Guide and children are taught that proper nutrition and hydration are important in daily actions.

In addition, our coaches give instruction on how to run safely, the importance of a warm up and cool down, stretching, running etiquette, 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, and eat a great meal by the famous MRTC cookers.

The one-hour training programs are held on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall at the field south of the Agricenter on Germantown Road.

Registration for the races begins at 1:45 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2020 (Races will start at 2:30 pm)

Location for the races: Christian Brothers High School

The kids will be broken into appropriate ages and skill levels. We will have skilled coaches for each group.

Training Sessions:

  • 11:00am to 12:00 noon in the open field south of the Showplace Arena at the Agricenter
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Races:

  • 2:30 pm at Christian Brothers High School
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020
  • Includes refreshments, award, finisher's gift

Distances by Age:

  • 4 & Under - 100 yard dash
  • 5-6 yr olds - ¼ mile
  • 7-8 yr olds - ½ mile
  • 9-10 yr olds - 1 mile
  • 11-13 yr olds - 2 miles

Entry Fee:

  • $25 per child

Please note:

  • Awards and t-shirts must be picked up race day. Training goodies must be picked up on the day distributed.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will not be planning make up sessions.