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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 (4) core values: NAPS
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 2:00pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019 (Races will start at 2:30pm) at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN..
The kids will be broken into appropriate ages and skill levels. We will have skilled coaches for each group.
11:00am to 12:00 noon
in the open field south of the Showplace Arena at the Agricenter
- Saturday, March 23, 2019
- Saturday, March 30, 2019
- Saturday, April 6, 2019
- Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Please Note that the FInal Race is delayed one week due to Easter
- 2:30pm at Rhodes College
- Sunday, April 28, 2019
- 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
- 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.