Spring 2013 Registration Now Open
If your kids like to run, we've got a fun program just for them: Zoomerangs! This non-competitive "open track" program is designed for kids aged 4-13. It gives them the opportunity to experience running in a fun, friendly atmosphere where the motto is "Will run for worms" (gummy worms, that is!).
It's a great place for kids to run safely, correctly using good form, make friends and get stronger/build endurance so they can perform better in other sports (or rock the mile in gym class). Most of all, our goal is to empower kids to accomplish their goals and instill in them a lifelong love of running. It's also a great opportunity for mom and dad to spend quality time with your kids - and get in shape too!
After a group warm-up (stretches, form drills and running games), kids will be encouraged to run at their own pace and run as many laps as they feel comfortable running. Our goal is to have kids run/walk 4 laps (1 mile) each practice - though, by the end of the season many kids are running 2-4 miles - and still smiling at the end!
We will offer two sessions this spring: West Hartford and Glastonbury.
West Hartford begins on Sunday, April 21 at 3:30pm – University of Saint Joseph track
Ends with the “A Sporting Chance for Youth” Fun Run on Saturday, June 8 at 11am. Kids will have the choice to run ½ mile, 1 mile or 2 miles. They are encouraged to stay after and take advantage of all of the other fun activities planned for the day including rock climbing, fishing, baseball, street hockey, cricket and more. The chefs from Lincoln Culinary Institute will also be cooking-up a free healthy lunch for the kids.
Glastonbury begins on Sunday, April 28 at 3:30pm – Glatonbury High School Track
Ends with the Firecracker 5k on Sunday, June 30 in Glastonbury (program and race are hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners)
Cost for either program is $45/child (Scholarships are available) .
Fleet Feet Sports is proud to partner with Autism Familes CONNECTicut (AFC) to host Running on the Spectrum, a special version of our popular Zoomerang kids running program, for children and teens with Autism. This non-competitive "open track" program is open to all ages and gives individuals with Autism the opportunity to experience running in a fun, friendly atmosphere.