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Youth Race Information

Ready, Set, Race … for kiddos!

Encouraging your child to participate in road races can be a fantastic way to promote physical activity, instill a love for fitness, and teach valuable life lessons. Here are some reasons why you might want to encourage your child to run in road races:

  • Promotes Healthy Lifestyle: Running in road races encourages regular physical activity, which is essential for overall health and well-being. 


  • Builds Confidence: Completing a road race, whether it's a short fun run or a longer distance event, can boost a child's self-esteem and confidence. 


  • Teaches Discipline and Goal Setting: Training for a road race requires commitment, discipline, and perseverance. It teaches children the importance of setting goals, creating a plan to achieve them, and sticking to it despite challenges.


  • Fosters Sportsmanship: Participating in road races provides an opportunity for children to learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, and camaraderie. 


  • Creates Positive Social Connections: Running in road races can introduce children to a community of like-minded individuals who share their passion for running and fitness. It offers opportunities to make new friends and build positive social connections.


  • Provides Fun and Enjoyment: Road races often have a festive atmosphere with music, cheering spectators, and post-race celebrations. 


  • Instills Lifelong Habits: Encouraging your child to run in road races can plant the seeds for lifelong habits of physical activity and healthy living. It can inspire a love for running that lasts well into adulthood.


When encouraging your child to participate in road races, it's essential to emphasize the importance of safety, proper training, and listening to their bodies. Don’t forget to make suer they have the appropriate gear, stay hydrated, and warm up properly before the race. Above all, encourage them to have fun and enjoy the experience!

Check your local racing calendar to find a race in your area. Click Here 

Here are a few fun races to get you started …



1. Bubble Run - Multiple dates/locations

2. The Color Run - Multiple dates/locations


3. Boilermaker Kids Run - Utica, NY - July 13th, 2024

4. Kids Run Chicago - Chicago, IL - September 29th, 2024

5. Bridgton Kids Fun Run - Bridgton, ME - July 3rd, 2024

6. Grady’s Super Hero Run - Dorchester, IA - August 2nd, 2024

7. Clinton County Furry 5k - Lockhaven, PA - August 3rd, 2024

8. Summer Sizzler - Ann Arbor, MI - September 1st, 2024

9. Halloween Sunset 5k - Alameda, CA - November 1st, 2024

10. Buddy Run - Lutz, FL - November 3rd, 2024 


Bridgton Kids Fun Run/W

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