Appleseeds Youth Running Program

Planting the seeds for a healthy life

The Appleseeds Youth Running Club is a welcoming environment for children of all ability levels to engage in the sport of running. Whether it be recreational or competitive, we hope to spark an interest in running that will last a lifetime. We aim to provide the groundwork for physical fitness as well as teamwork and sportsmanship.

2020 Schedule

June 8th – August 1st

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  • January 1 – February 28: $75
  • March 1 – May 14: $85
  • May 15 – End of Season: $95
  • Family discounts apply


  • Guidance from experienced coaches
  • Two 1-hour practices per week
  • Entries into the 3 club races; all 1-mile in distance
  • Appleseeds T-Shirt
  • Appleseeds Singlet
  • Special discount on running shoes



Meet the Coaches(click for more info)

Shoaff Park

  • Head Coach: Derek Leininger
  • Assistant Coach: Megan Thiesmann
  • Assistant Coach: Austin Rockstroh
  • Assistant Coach: Lynn Marbach


If you have any questions, please contact the club director, Lynn Marbach:

“As a seasoned veteran, whether it’s running the roads through fresh-fallen snow or running the trails, I enjoy being on the team, racing, and sharing the passion of running with others. That has made my life special.”

Mark Furkis


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