If your kids like to run, we’ve got a fun program just for them: Zoomerangs!
This youth track program was started by the Fleet Feet West Hartford crew over 10 years ago. In the spring of 2012, Glastonbury River Runners brought the program east of the river!
Who is Zoomerangs for?
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!
When and where?
This popular program is offered twice a year in the spring and fall. Practices are held on Sunday afternoons and last about 45 minutes.
The Spring 2016 edition of this program begins on April 24.
After a group warm-up (stretches, form drills and running games), kids are encouraged to run at their own pace and run as many laps as they feel comfortable running. Many parents and friends either run with the kids or walk the track during the program.
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!
The program will culminate with the Firecracker race on June 26, 2016.
Please follow this link for sign up: sign me up!
Find out more & photos
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you would like to be more involved with the program (we always need helpers to pass out popsicle sticks, lap rewards…and give high-5’s).
You can check out photos from past Zoomerangs programs on the Glastonbury River Runners Flickr site.