Registration for our 2021 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 6:00 pm on Thursday evenings. Participants can attend one or both sessions each week. Our first practice is Wednesday, June 16. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to run one mile at our last Sizzlin' Summer Run on Wednesday, August 11 as a culminating event for the program.
Where: All workouts will be at Tipton Park. We will meet under the main pavilion at the entrance off College Avenue.
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. All of our adult coaches are fully vaccinated. We have considered guidance from Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Elementary School Association and the CDC and our Covid requirements will be as follows:
- All participants will be required to wear face coverings before and after our workout and during stretches. Face coverings may be removed while actively running.
- All participants will practice proper social distancing
- Children should stay home if sick or having symptoms of COVID-19.
- All participants should bring their own water bottle.
- Parents and adults should adhere to the updated CDC face covering guidelines for outdoor activities.
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 Sibley - firstname.lastname@example.org