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 at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd., Cordova, TN

Location for the races: Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120

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

Registration will close on June 3, 2021.

Training Sessions:

  • 9:00am to 10:00am at Hope Church in the soccer fields behind the church
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021

THE RACES- There will be no race day registration.

  • 2:00 pm - Location - Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120
  • Sunday, June 27, 2021

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.