GCAA Running Group

Join the second season of the GCAA Running Group! Open to all Garden City residents entering Kindergarten to 8th grade.

A        All abilities are welcome as we will strive to accommodate differences in pace, experience, and ability level within the group. The goal of the running group will be to introduce the sport of running to children to encourage them to adopt running as part of a healthy lifestyle. We will be using the Kids Run the Nation curriculum again, developed by the Road Runners of America, as a guide. The Kids Run the Nation program focuses on core objectives aimed at developing new cognitive, physical, and social skills through running. We strive to make running fun and encourage children to try their individual best!

         Six practices will be held in Garden City on Sundays from 4pm-5pm starting September 23rd. The Fall Season will end with the (optional) participation in the 1.4 mile Fun Run of the Garden City Turkey Trot on November 22, 2018.  Children will train to run and/or walk the distance.  This year we will also have the option for kids to participate in the Healthy Kids Running Series (which has partnered with Kids Run the Nation) in Rockville Centre. I would like our group to attend 3 of the races offered (in addition to our 6 practices). You will have to sign up for the series separately. Check out their site at https://runsignup.com/hkrsrockvillecentre?remMeAttempt+

 

    Come improve your fitness level, make new friends, and most important - have FUN!