Optimus Kids Running Club Spring Season - Edmond, OK

Event Date

Sun, Mar 22, 2015


Edmond, OK

About This Activity

Optimus Kids Running Club Spring 2015 Season 3/22-5/17

The Optimus Kids Running Club is offered seasonally and is a Recreational Running Club in the North Oklahoma City/Edmond, OK area for Kids ages 5 through 12.  Enrollment is free, but we appreciate any level of support that is offered to us during the registration process by selecting one of the options in the "Additional Purchases" section.  This season the club will be invited to participate in the OKC Kids Marathon (similar to a school team), and at least one other local fun run.

Through this club, we seek to get kids physically active and on their way to healthier, more physically fit lifestyles through the sport of Running.  We focus primarily on FUN participation, learning the fundamentals of running, and developing a healthy lifestyle rather than on the competitive aspects of running.  Some of the running, health, and fitness topics we teach include:

Concepts of walking, jogging, running, and sprinting
Concepts of warm-up, cool-down, pacing, and stretching
Physiology and good form
Running safety
Goal setting and keeping a running/exercise journal
Energy balance, fueling and hydrating, healthy eating for life
Running in a Kid's race or fun run
Running as a sport and program review

Club memberships are seasonal, and must be renewed for each season, which is normally around 2 to 3 months in duration.  The Club is generally active for 2 or 3 seasons per year with the months of November, December, January, and February excluded.  We are a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Member Club and utilize the RRCA's Kids Run The Nation program as the basis for our running training sessions.

Event details and schedule

 Optimus Kids 2015 Spring Season Schedule

  • All Optimus Kids Running Training Sessions will be at Washington Irving Elementary School at 18101 N. Western Ave., Edmond, OK 73012 on the west side at the Fitness Track.
  • 5 & 6 year old training sessions will start at 4:00 PM and last until about 4:45 PM

  • 7 through 12 year old training sessions will start at 5:00 PM and last until about 5:45 PM
  • Sunday March 22nd – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 1
  • Sunday, March 29th – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 2
  • Sunday, April 12th – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 3
  • Sunday, April 19th – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 4
  • Sunday, April 26th – Oklahoma City Kids Marathon
  • Sunday, May 3rd – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 5
  • Saturday, May 9th – Miracle Miles Run at Lake Hefner
  • Sunday, May 17th – Optimus Kids Running Training Session 6

Schedule is tentative; Optimus Kids may add, cancel, or modify any event at any time for any reason


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