Letting kids be kids
Welcome to the Kids Run Club
Kids love to run. They love to move, jump, twist, bend, hop, balance, sprint, climb, play…you get the idea?? You name it, kids are all about movement.
We’ve got a group that your kids would love to be part of…the Kids Run Club. Yes, running is at the heart of what the group does, and so is having fun in the park, through an obstacle course, jumping things, balancing on logs, racing up a hill, dodging trees and more. The kids won’t even realise they were running, but they will remember that they were having fun…not to mention developing great skills, and being fit and active.
Who wouldn’t want a part of that??
Brings the kids along after you've done your own Parkrun...that means everyone can get their run done each Saturday!!
Details About Our Runs
When: 9am each Saturday morning. Finish by about 9:50am
Where: Collingwood Athletics Track, Heidelberg Rd, Clifton Hill (map link)
Who: Any school age kids are welcome, of any ability or speed.
What: We’ll cover 2-3km or so of running and walking, and have fun along the way!
How: We will organise the kids into sub-groups so that they are matched with similar kids while we go running and do activities at the track and in the nearby park. We will measure the session based on fun, not how far we ran.
Cost: $zero. We think it’s more important that kids enjoy being active than to let cost get in the way. But if you like, a gold coin donation is fine…that we will donate to a charity.
How to join in
All kids need to be registered on Team App (click this link then click +JOIN at the top to register your child/children).
Note - you need to add yourself and your child(ren) and link them as Guardian<>Child.
We will use Team App as our key method for communication, so please register and download the app from here.
Then just come along on any Saturday to join in!!
What to expect
Here's what will happen during our Kids Run Club sessions...
Upon arrival, we will check-off kids on TeamApp to mark their attendance, and make sure we have enough information to contact a parent, and ensure the safety of all the kids.
We will split the kids into two groups, one for younger and newer runners and another for the older and more seasoned runners. Each group has their own coach, who will transport water bottles, clothing for the group.
Each group will make their way to a location on or near the athletics track - we will notify parents in advance via TeamApp, and at drop-off - for some running, dodging, balancing, jumping and more. The activities will be achievable and fun, and we'll combine kids in groups as much as possible.
Some weeks we will stay at the athletics track for some relays and other fun events.
Parents are welcome to join the groups as well.
The session will last about 45-50miin.
After your third session each kid will get a FREE bandanna!!
T-shirts are for sale at $40 each.
Meet the coach
Primary School Teacher (PE, Art, Classroom, Special Ed)
World Athletics Level 3 Coach
Athletics Australia Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach
Triathlon Australia Performance Coach (Level 2)
Father of 2 kids, aged 8 & 10