Registration for our summer 2022 program is now closed
If your kids like to run, we've got a fun program just for them! Mini Milers is a non-competitive 8 week running program designed for kids going into 1st through 5th grade. It's a great opportunity for kids to run safely and correctly using good form, make friends and get stronger/build endurance so they can perform better in other sports, rock the mile in gym class, get ready for junior high cross-country, or just be active. Most of all, our goal is to empower kids to accomplish their goals and instill in them a lifelong love of running. The program is designed to accommodate all levels of fitness. Typical practices will consist of running-related games and activities that allow for walking and water breaks.
Parents are welcome but not required to attend each workout. However, we do ask that parents or guardians volunteer to chaperone at least two sessions during the program.
When: Program runs will be at 8:00 am on Wednesday mornings and 5:30 pm on Thursday evenings. Participants can attend one or both sessions each week. Our first practice is Wednesday, June 15. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to run one mile at our last Sizzlin' Summer Run on Wednesday, August 10 as a culminating event for the program.
Where: All workouts will be at Eagle View Park, 4001 Baywood Road, Bloomington. **This is a recent location change. In discussion with our parent-coaches we feel this park will be a better environment for our program and our participants.
Program Cost: $35 for the first child, $65 for two children, $95 for three children (does not include race registration fee / children must be siblings for discounted fee). There is a limit of 30 participants for this program.
Important Notes: The health and safety of our participants and coaches is of utmost importance. Throughout the program we will consider any new or developing COVID guidance from Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Elementary School Association and the CDC.
As part of the Mini Milers Kids Running program, participants will receive the following:
**Twice-weekly practice sessions. Participants may attend one or both sessions.
**Weekly attendance awards and prizes
**Technical program t-shirt
**Special Fleet Feet Bloomington shopping discounts for parents and participants only
**The opportunity to be active this summer and meet and have fun with other kids!
For more information or questions please email Julie Howell - firstname.lastname@example.org