General Information

My child has never run before, is there a place on the team for him/her?

Our teams are open to all runners, beginners to experienced! Our goal is to introduce running positively and progressively to all athletes, instilling a lifelong passion for running and fitness.

 Is my child required to be at every practice?

We would like to see our runners at all our practices but realize that school and other commitments may prevent your athlete from attending every practice.

Please inform the coaches if your child is a 2 or 3 sport athlete or if they are also working with another running team or private coach. We will make every effort to coordinate your athlete’s workout to prevent overuse injuries.  We want to keep each runner healthy and ready to run!

When are the meets and do I have to run?

 All meets will be posted on the runner2runner.com under your team tab, after schedules are finalized.  Athletes are encouraged but not required to run at meets.

How do athletes get to practice?

Your head coach will email the team to let participants know if carpools are being formed for practice.

What shoes should I wear or buy?

Visiting your local running store to have a running shoe specialist evaluate your young runner's running style and the appropriate shoe for him/her. If you do not have running shoes, shoes that are worn for gym (such as cross trainers) will be adequate for practice.

Runners may consider purchasing spikes or other competition specific shoes.

 What kind of clothes should I bring/wear for practice?

Pack for weather! Hot or cold weather, rain, sun, plus a plastic bag in each sports bag for wet and muddy clothes/shoes.  Please see our athlete’s packing list.

 Should I eat a snack before practice or meets?

Runners should consume a light snack-1 ½ - 2 hours before practice or meet. Please avoid dairy, sugar, and high fat foods. It is very important for our runners to hydrate during the day, please make sure they drink plenty of water prior to practice!