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April 15, 2024

Run Clubs for kids help them to gain strength, endurance and a joy for feeling great!

Run Clubs for kids help them to gain strength, endurance and a joy for feeling great!

Let Them Run!

Run clubs are another way to get your kid excited about running.

Many  run clubs work to motivate kids with activities, challenges and lots of friends their age to run around with.

“Whatever it is, get them involved in something,” says Ryan. “Kids who play sports develop better social skills, cope with hard situations better and can foster a love of exercise that can last the rest of their lives.”

Here are some youth run clubs to help your kids get involved.

CROSS-COUNTRY FOR YOUTH
crosscountryforyouth.org
Locate what fits your family.

GIRLS ON THE RUN GREATER CINCINNATI
gotrcincinnati.org
Blends physical activity with life skills development.

LET ME RUN
cincinnati.letmerun.org
A nonprofit twice-weekly program that inspires boys to be themselves and be active.

MAYERSON JCC YOUTH RUNNING
mayersonjcc.org/programs/youth-running
For ages 6 – 12, partners with Girls on the Run and Let Me Run.

OHIO HEAT (SOUTH) TC
cincipushinglimitstc.com
A youth AAU travel track team program for ages 5 – 18; for kids serious about getting faster and dedicated.

CINCINNATI ALL STARS TRACK & FIELD CLUB, INC.
sites.google.com/site/cincinnatiallstarstrackclub/home
A youth organization that competes in the USATF Junior Olympics program; open to athletes ages 7 to 19 years old.

RUNNERS CLUB OF GREATER CINCINNATI
cincinnatirunning.com/membership
Men, women and kids of all ages and abilities can participate; no need to be a fast runner, or a runner at all.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.