"My daughter LOVED being a part of Running with the Stars this past Fall. She has gained confidence, self assurance, and pride from both her running training and by completing her first 5K. She has talked about how much fun she had in Running with the Stars for the last month and keeps asking when it will begin again! Thank you for such a positive, rich experience."
Thanks, Tiffany B. (BelmontStation Elementary School)
Running with the Stars will be celebrating our 15th season in Spring 2018! Running with the Stars is an after school program consisting of girls and boys in first through sixth grade in the Northern Virgina and Maryland area. Participants train after school two times a week with a coach, typically a parent or teacher, to prepare for a 5K run/jog. This is a non-competitive activity where we encourage the kids to strive for their own personal best. Our goal is to promote overall health and an interest in exercise. Ultimately, the kids will have a great time being active with their friends and build confidence along the way.
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What Running with the Stars Coaches are Saying:
One family's review of Running with the Stars:
We would like to share something very special that happened at the run on Sunday that really spoke to the quality of your children and the friendships and team spirit they have developed over the past 11 weeks. As the runners finished their 5Ks, with no prompting from the coaches, they made their way back toward the course where some of our first finishers had staked out an area where they could watch for their team mates and cheer for them as they neared the finish. The children could have simply gotten their snacks and gone and listened to music or played with their friends, but they cheered for each other. It was extremely touching and humbling as coaches to see them come together in this manner. We stayed and cheered until our final runner made her way across the finish, and it was amazing. Kudos to all of you for raising such giving and supportive children."
- Stenwood Elementary Coaches
REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING 2018 season closed on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. We are no longer able to accept late registrations as practices started this week and we have begun to order shirts and other items for the 5K. If you missed the registration deadline, we hope you will be able to join us in the Fall for our 10 year anniversary season!
Spring season practices will continue twice a week for 11 weeks, ending by May 17th.
The end of season 5K fun run will take place in Ashburn, Virginia on Sunday May 20th at 8AM.