Run4Fun Kids

Junior Runners Will Have a Blast Again This Year at Run4Fun!

Runners between the ages of 7 and 14 will be hitting up seven locations around the Comox Valley on Wednesday evenings commencing April 5th, as they enjoy the Comox Valley Road Runners’ (CVRR) eight-week Run4Fun program. Kids will increase their endurance and learn to run on varied terrain at locations including Seal Bay Park, the North East Woods, Simms Park, and MacDonald Woods. Each week offers different games and challenges!

Supported by a team of ‘seasoned’ Comox Valley Road Runners, young runners learn about the importance of a proper warm up, pacing, good nutrition, and injury prevention. Runners do most of their distance running in small groups of similar-pace runners, so regardless of kids’ fitness levels or abilities, everyone will get fresh air and exercise while participating in a supportive and non-competitive environment. Many young runners return year after year, and runners 12 years and older who have participated in the program for at least one year are eligible to become Junior Leaders.

Runners will receive Run4Fun t-shirts, water bottles, and training logs to keep track of how many kilometers they run. Those who log more than 42.2 km (marathon distance) will receive something special on the final week. Every week, runners will enjoy healthy post-run snacks courtesy of Sunshine Organics and Rawthentic Eatery.

The Run4Fun program relies on dedicated CVRR volunteers as well as generous sponsors including Extreme Runners, Jim Smiley RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty, Rawthentic Eatery, and Sunshine Organics.

Remember: Every run is a good run!