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 3-12. 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.
Practices will last about 45-60 minutes. 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! Parents are encouraged to run with their kids...if they can keep up!
This spring, we will be offering three Zoomerang Programs: two programs in West Hartford including "Zoomerangs on the Spectrum" for children with Autism and one program in Glastonbury. Information and link to register is below:
WEST HARTFORD - ZOOMERANGS ON THE SPECTRUM: The Zoomerangs on the Spectrum program in partnership with Autism Families CONNECTicut will begin on Sunday, April 23 and run through Sunday, June 11. Practices will be held from 3-4 pm at Conard High School's track. Register for this program here.
WEST HARTFORD - The West Hartford program for typical children begins on Sunday, April 23. Practices will run from 4-5pm at the Conard High School Track. The program culminates with free entry to either Fleet Feet's The Big Run (celebrating National Running Day on Wednesday, June 7) or Celebrate West Hartford. Both races will have the option of a full 5k or a kids-only race. Click here to sign-up.
GLASTONBURY: The Glastonbury Program begins on Sunday, April 30 and meets at Smith Middle School on Sunday's at 4pm. The program will culminate with the Firecracker 5k/2Mile on June 25. Race entry fee IS included in your child's registration! Click here to sign-up.
The program cost is $45 per child and includes a Zoomerang Team t-shirt, road race entry, gummy-worms & lap rewards. Scholarships are available - contact Steph (steph@fleetfeethartford. com) for details.