Running with the Stars will be celebrating our 11 year anniversary in Spring 2020! Running with the Stars is an after school program consisting of girls and boys in first through sixth grade in the Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Participants train after school two times a week with a coach, typically a parent or teacher, to prepare for a 5K run/jog. This is a non-competitive activity where we encourage the kids to strive for their own personal best. Our goal is to promote overall health and an interest in exercise. Ultimately, the kids will have a great time being active with their friends and build confidence along the way.
Here’s this weeks practice routine:
We’re trying to get muscles warm and flexible and get our runners heart rate up.
Do this for about 10-15 minutes.
If your runner isn’t ready for the next level you can always repeat the previous weeks work out or abbreviate this weeks.
Remember to have fun! Chat with them while jogging to take their mind of it if it becomes tedious. We don’t push them much. If they want to be competitive- go for it, if not-so be it. It’s a life-sport.
Feel free to send any tips, suggestions, updates on our runners and pictures of our runners. We miss them out on the track and I’ll bet they miss their RTWS teammates!
Jim, Alicia and Cyndy
Get involved, Encourage our youth to be active,
and HAVE FUN!