These running clubs take the guesswork out of small-fry training by providing coaching and support.
KIDS RUN THE NATION
This non-competitive program helps children work up to running 30 minutes a day and live a healthier lifestyle. rrca.org
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls age 8 to 10 participate in this running, self-con dence and positive body image program for 10 to 12 weeks, culminating with a 5k race. girlsontherun.org
Over 200 schools nationwide participate in this program, which gets kids running one mile every day before school. Coaches give children special tokens for each distance goal they reach. morningmile.com
A free program for kids in New York public schools, Young Runners trains children grades 3 to 12 for every distance from 1-mile to 10k races. nyrr.org/youth-and-schools