Kids Run San Antonio (KRSA) is a community driven program emphasizing the importance of exercise in a fun non-competitive environment. Participation is free and consists of weekly runs at Brandeis High School. Kids will have the opportunity to participate and challenge themselves in a positive environment. Kids Run San Antonio is a member of the city of San Antonio Fitness in the Park program which promotes a healthy active lifestyle and also aligns with the President’s Challenge.
The program is the brain child of local runner and educator
, Michele Guyer. In 2011 Michele was inspired to support kids towards a goal of crossing the finish line at the ING Kid’s Rock 1 mile event. The ING Kids Rock event is held in conjunction with the Rock’n'Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half Marathon.
Our coaches are Michele Guyer, Sonny Villarreal, Salena Alvarado, and Diana DeReese. They are parents with a passion for running. Like all parents they are in the spot light for their own children, setting an example, and mentoring them. They are driven by the ability to be able to encourage and motivate children to develop healthy and obtainable life skills.
Kids Run San Antonio is a running group that is basic and simplistic. We will set goals each week and keep a running log. We want to teach children at a young age it is important to stay physically fit. We want to teach them to find a natural outlet through running. Michelle and Sonny have been runners for over 30 years as competitors, recreational runners, coaches and simply want to share their love of running and share how it can build character, discipline and self expression. A childs expression of self-satisfaction and pride is priceless.
Kids Run San Antonio Program Sessions:
- 1. Spring Back to Motion Running
- March 26-April 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Time: 6pm-7pm
- Location: Brandeis High School Track
2. Friday Pop Runs
May 3rd-May 31st
Location: Brandeis High School Track
June 10th-June 14th
Location: Brandeis High School
September 23rd-Novembr 16th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: Brandeis High School
The run program is in conjunction with Rock’n'Roll San Antonio Marathon. Kids will work on goal setting and learn about proper running as they prepare for the ING Kids Rock Final Mile event held on November 16, 2013 at the San Antonio Zoo. Participation for the training program is free, however, there is a fee to have your child entered in the ING Kids Rock Final Mile event (which is optional).
Children Kinder-8th grade are welcomed. The running group will meet at the Brandeis High School track. This track is open to the public. However, we will need to be considerate of Brandeis activities. There is “no” fee for participating in “Kids Run SA” training; just commitment, having fun, and staying fit.
Dress attire/items to bring to practice:
- Please have your child dress in comfortable running attire such as a light t-shirt and shorts (no denim), comfortable socks, and athletic shoes.
- Water Bottle
- Small Towel (to wipe off the sweat on the ride home:)
- Suncreen and/or cap to block the sun
Note; Have your child use the restroom prior to getting to practice. Restrooms are not always available at the track.
Parents are required to register and sign a waiver for their child to participate. We will not be liable for any injuries. At all times, we keep safety a priority.
Click here to register and sign waiver: KIDS RUN SAN ANTONIO
Should you have any questions please contact Coach Guyer at 210-269-5288.
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