After-School Running Club

 
Running Club taking a breather at Waterfront Park on a beautiful Fall day.

Running Club taking a breather at Waterfront Park on a beautiful Fall day.

Parents often tell me their child does their best (school work, eating, and sleeping,) while participating in our running classes. We observe the growing self-confidence and camaraderie the children gain as their stamina and endurance increases with their (up to twice) weekly runs. We will strengthen and condition our bodies with the goal of building a life-long healthy outlook towards exercise while maintaining and improving overall strength. We leave on our runs from campus. Often we head over the Tilikum Crossing Bridge on our way to Omsi and the East Bank Esplanade. Once we get over the bridge or any suitable ‘warmup distance’ away, we gather and stretch, working in some developmental exercises for core strenthening. As the season moves forward, we will keep to the idea that the longest continual running segments be limited to no more than 45 minutes, and will be broken up with stretching, a bit of social interaction, exploring, rest, and an occassional game of tag.   

Running is a lifelong sport. When properly prepared, it can take place in most weather conditions.  We will not shy away from the turn of seasons.

While we offer four days to choose from, runners should limit running club to two days per week maximum. Specific class information for Fall 2019 is listed. If needed, contact us for more information.