Brambleton Kids Run the Nation - Fall 2014

Event Date

Sun, Sep 14, 2014


Ashburn, VA

About This Activity

The Kids Run the Nation program is a gender inclusive, multi-week, youth running program designed by the Road Runners Club of America to meet the physical activity goals outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for children. 

The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program. The focus is on improving personal times and distances...and having FUN!
Families in Training, a locally-owned business, delivers the program to our area. The outline of the curriculum for the program was developed by the Road Runner Club of America (RRCA) and further developed by Families in Training. Our lead coaches are Certified Coaches through RRCA.
Registration includes: race fees for culminating race (November 15th - Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile, Registrants by September 5th will also receive a team shirt.
Among the lessons covered:
  • Pacing
  • Proper running form
  • Fueling & hydrating 
  • Goal-setting
  • Having FUN while running!

Our program culminates with group participation in a local race. The race for the fall 2014 season is Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile.

Event details and schedule

Our first practice of the fall 2014 season will be held on Sunday, September 14th.

Fall Schedule:

Sat. 6-Sep  Discounted shopping event at Road Runner Sports, Sterling 12-2pm
Sun. 14-Sep First Practice 4-5pm
Tues. 16-Sep 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sun. 21-Sep 4pm-5pm
Tues. 23-Sep 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tues. 30-Sep NO PRACTICE
Sun. 5-Oct 4pm-5pm
Tues. 7-Oct 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tues. 14-Oct 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sun. 19-Oct 4pm-5pm
Tues. 21-Oct 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat. 24-Oct. OPTIONAL 4pm Practice 5k race (details to follow including discounted registration)
Sun. 26-Oct 4pm-5pm
Tues. 28-Oct 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thurs. 6-Nov OPTIONAL Practice 5k 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sun. 9-Nov 4pm-5pm
Tues. 11-Nov 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sat. 15-Nov RACE DAY! Lace Up for Learning, 8:30 am
Tues. 18-Nov Fun Practice & Party 5:30pm - 6:30pm

You have the option of registering for twice a week (Tuesdays and Sundays) or Sundays-only. We have discounts for siblings registering.

The kids will be broken up into age/ability groups. Each child is encouraged (but not required!) to have a running buddy. Join us for practices and train along with your child(ren) for the culminating event!

Your child will need the following for every practice/run:

* Good running shoes - All Kids Run the Nation participants will need a pair of running shoes for the program.

* A bottle of water labeled with your child’s name

As the weather shifts, please plan to dress in layers to stay comfortable. Please pay close attention to everything that you bring to practice.  You are responsible for leaving with all clothing, water bottles, etc. that you bring.

Before each practice your child should have a healthy snack. You might want to save dinner for AFTER practice since it’s not ideal to run on a full stomach.

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