Youth Runner's Club
A partnership with Marathon Kids
Saturday mornings, April 8-October 13, 2017
We are excited to announce our first organized youth running club as part of our 2017 Recreation Program at Palmer Park.
Samoy Smith started her runners club after she realized that not only did a lot of people not run, but they thought that they were incapable of doing it. She wanted to encourage anyone of any age to get out and run; and experience all the life changing benefits that running had provided her and her family. Not only does she run, but her 7 year old son, 5 year old daughter, 2 year old son (in a stroller), and 8 year old dog all go on runs with her! On occasion you will find her husband running with them too; they are quite a sight.
The youth runners club is for families participating in the Marathon Kids at Home program and/or training to complete an event in the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon (Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, 5k, or Kids Run). Marathon Kids gives families the tools they need to reach the ambitious, but doable, goal of running 4 Marathons in one season. Our season will start Saturdays, April 8th and end October 13th with everyone participating in an event during the Detroit Free Press/ Chemical Bank Marathon weekend.
BENEFITS OF MARATHON KIDS
Running makes you better, from the inside out. Your muscles get stronger and your lungs breathe deeper even your brain thrives. Research has proven that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (i.e. the kind that makes you sweat) improves brain function.
We will meet by the splash park every Saturday at 11am. We will warm up and stretch out and leave for our run at 11:15am sharp. Parents are required to run with their children, or have an adult running with them. We will log our miles using the Nike+ Run Club app and the #werunit. So be prepared to log all your runs, not just on Saturdays, to be added to the leader boards. Marathon kids also has an app that you can download and use to log your miles on both ios and android.
You can register for Marathon Kids At Home at https://marathonkids.org/parents/ and/or register for Detroit Free Press/ Chemical Bank events at Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon.
Youth Runner's Club Meetup Location:
Meet at the Splash Park parking lot off Merrill Plaisance Saturdays at 11:00am.
We leave at 11:15am SHARP!
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Easy instructions on how to sign up here!