Planting the seeds for a healthy life
The Appleseeds Youth Running Club is a welcoming environment for elementary and middle school aged children, going into grades 1 through 8, 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.
The Appleseeds Track Camp is a four-day introduction into the world of Track & Field for elementary and middle school aged kids (ages 6 to 13). Our camp sessions will be a mix of education, running, and games. Campers will experience jumps, throws, hurdles, relays, distance, and sprints. We are very excited to be partnering with the University of Saint Francis Track and Field program for this camp!
- Tuesday, December 27th – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Wednesday, December 28th – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Thursday, December 29th – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Friday, December 30th – 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- 4 x 2 hour practices
- Guidance from experienced Track & Field coaches and athletes
- Camp T-shirt
- Team jersey
- 1 event entry for an Indiana Runner indoor track meet in January (date TBD)
“Our 8 year olds watched their older sister have fun at summer Appleseeds and decided to join the fun at the winter track camp. They immediately fell in love with the atmosphere the coaches create and looked forward to seeing their favorite coaches each day! They enjoyed making new friends, and the game approach for the younger kids is pure genius. Our kids got to try things they’ve never done before, like long jump and shot put! The track camp was such a perfect idea for winter time!”-Diana Kochert
Introducing the Inaugural Appleseeds Track Club
We are so excited to be offering a winter counterpart to our Appleseeds summer running club. Introducing the Appleseeds Track Club, a welcoming environment for kids of all ages to experience the magic of track and field!
The Appleseeds Track Club will take place at the Turnstone indoor track in the Plassman Athletic Center. We will meet Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from February through March. Practices will run from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. We will be focusing on sprinting and distance running.
Practice schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday evenings
- January 31st – March 22nd
- 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Practice schedule: June 6th – August 3rd – Monday and Wednesday evenings
- Session 1: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
- Session 2: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“My son absolutely loves the Appleseeds running program! He looks forward to the summer so he can join his running club again. This program really helps kids to enjoy the sport of running while also learning techniques and fundamentals to grow as a runner. The coaches are so good with the kids and so encouraging to them. I recommend this program to anyone who wants to get their kids more active in a fun but also competitive environment! “
If you have any questions, please contact the club director, Lynn Marbach: