Starting Line Youth Running

Fleet Feet Orlando Healthy Kids Initiative

kidsrunIn 2009 Saucony partnered with Fleet Feet Orlando to debut and support the Starting Line Youth Fitness™ kids training. in just 4 years the program has graduated over 2000 Students and also supported 9 local schools while transforming kids into runners and coaching many healthy habits and activities.

Our mission is to make running fun for every child ages 5-10 yrs. old.  So many times running is used as a form of punishment we are trying to counteract that.  We want to “start” them off on the right foot so they continue throughout their life enjoying running.  No previous experience is necessary to join our group.  Through the 8 weeks we slowly build up the mileage to successfully cross the finish line of their 5K on Nov. 15th in Maitland.  Each practice we start with a warm up, then we focus on the “game plan” of the day (we tackle many different topics throughout the session), then as a cool down we finish our practice with a game, and last we celebrate with a snack.  We also have a reward systems for miles completed throughout the week, so they can work their way up to a 26.2 charm!  We provide the necklace and charms for them to pick from.
Our first practice is Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30p.  We will meet twice a week at Crane’s Roost (by the fountain in the plaza under the tower): Wed. nights at 6:30p, and Sunday mornings at 8am.  We meet at Crane’s Roost for two reasons: it’s safer to keep the kids together and this also gives you an opportunity if you chose to get a workout around the lake while the kids are practicing.  The cost is $75 for one child and $55 for the second in the household.  This price includes all coached practices twice a week, a snack at each practice, a technical shirt for the session, and the entry fee into the 5k in November.
Goal race is Lake Sybelia Elementary 5K and Dolphin Dash
Registration will open soon – add your name to the list.
Fall 2014 Session September
Meet at Fleet Feet Sports
Parents must fill out paperwork and pay for the program prior to the first session and can be done in store anytime prior to first day
Program outline:
2 sessions, 1 hour, 2X week for 8 weeks All sessions will include Warm up with dynamic stretching, running and cool down.

startingline2013fallSession Days and Times:

Wednesday’s at 6:30 PM (subject to change)
Sunday’s at 8:00 AM (subject to change)
Program Cost $75 Bring a sibling to sign up for the program and get the 2nd for the price of $55.
Please register in Store

2 Sessions per year in Spring and Fall are available from the store. If you are interested in learning more about registering your child or your school, please contact us.