MRTC - KIDS! Fall Running Program

Dayna Lytle, MRTC Kids Run
100 yd, 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles
10/14/2018 2:30 pm
Overton Park by Golf House Memphis, TN Location Map


The MRTC KIDS! Run program focuses on children in the community and teaches them a sport we all love - running! Training is based on the children's ages and abilities. In the training program the kids learn to maintain proper form when running and how to complete their assigned distance.

In addition we have teaching sessions each week that focus on a different aspect of the sport of running: how to run safely, warm up and cool down, stretching, good nutrition, running etiquette, hydration, and how to have fun while you exercise.

Training culminates in their own KIDS-only race. They will get to participate in their race, receive medals for a job well done, and eat a great meal by the famous MRTC cookers.

The one-hour training programs are held on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall at the field south the Agricenter on Germantown Road. Registration for the races begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018 (Races will start at 2:30pm) at Overton Park

The kids will be broken into appropriate ages and skill levels. We will have skilled coaches for each group.

Training Sessions:

11:00am to 12:00 noon in the open field south of the Showplace Arena at the Agricenter

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Races:

  • 2:30pm at Overton Park By Golf House
  • Sunday, October 14
  • Includes refreshments, award, t-shirt

Distances by Age:

  • 4 & Under - 100 yard dash
  • 5-6 yr olds - ¼ mile
  • 7-8 yr olds - ½ mile
  • 9-10 yr olds - 1 mile
  • 11-13 yr olds - 2 miles

Entry Fee:

  • $25 per child

Please note:

  • Awards and t-shirts must be picked up race day. Training goodies must be picked up on the day distributed.
  • In case of inclement weather, we will not be planning make up sessions.