Childrens Races

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28/05/2012 at 20:56

My 13 year old son ran the Ropley 3K yesterday and really enjoyed the race. Does anyone know a good place to find other races? He already does Parkrun, but would like the chance to run more.

28/05/2012 at 21:41
My 10 year old son has done a few local 3ks, usually attached to longer races. We don't have a local Parkrun but He has joined a local athletics club and gets lots of opportunities to race at various race meetings.
28/05/2012 at 22:17

the northampton 10 does a childrens race, they do 2 in fact, a 1k race for under 7's i think it is and a junior race for under 12's that is 2k.

29/05/2012 at 10:12

Have a look at some local running clubs - the bigger ones usually have juniors sections, training nights for different age groups, proper coaching and they will usually take groups of kids along to athletics fixtures. If your son really likes running then a good club might be just the thing for him.

seren nos    pirate
29/05/2012 at 12:11

the schools in our area take part in crosscountry events during the winter months.........not very few races for under 16 year have to be 16 to take part in 10ks.and I think its 14 for 5ks...parkruns get around these by not being races......

so I'm afraid if the school does not do any races he will be restricted to park runsda and fun runs which are usually rare and short.......

maybe trael a bit to try different park runs to keep it interesting

03/06/2012 at 04:51
Try googling 'kids run free' and see if anything comes up near you. We have local races and they are fantastic. Fun, laid back, and my 2, 6 & 8 yr olds take part all the time!
03/06/2012 at 04:52
Our local ones go up to age 16 by the way...

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