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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Parker Parks and Recreation Summer Run Programs

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Whether your child is looking for an introduction to Track and Field, to shave off time at track meets or simply make some new friends though a run club, Parker Parks and Recreation offers multiple youth running programs to choose from.

Ready, Set, Run! is a character-building running program that trains kids to participate in a 5K. This curriculum-based program equips youth ages 8 to 13 with the physical training and goal-setting mentality needed to accomplish their running goals. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. starting June 5 at the Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave. The eight-week session costs $92 for Parker residents and $101 for non-residents. Registration includes entry into the So Long to Summer 5K on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Salisbury Park. For more information, contact Todd Panik at tpanik@parkeronline.org or visit us online at www.ParkerRec.com/YouthFitness.

Run Club for Girls is designed to help girls ages 12 to 15 get fit and feel great while learning running basics and developing a successful training base. Participants will meet each Monday and Wednesday at the Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave, from 10 to 11:15 a.m.  Cost is $45 per Parker resident and $50 for non-residents. Registration includes entry into the So Long to Summer 5K on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Salisbury Park. For more information, contact Todd Panik at tpanik@parkeronline.org or visit us online at www.ParkerRec.com/YouthFitness.

Summer CARA Track for youth, ages 5 to 16, includes up to five track meets and a state meet during June and July at area tracks. Practices will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at various locations; participants are encouraged to attend two of the three practices during the week. Track meets are held on Saturdays around the metro area; cost is $80 per Parker resident and $88 per non-resident. A parent meeting will be held on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Room at the Parker Fieldhouse. For more information, visit www.ParkerRec.com/YouthSports or contact Paige Burkett at pburkett@parkeronline.org.

Skyhawks Track and Field combines technical development, fundamental techniques and safety with a major focus on fun! This week-long camp is held at Tallman Meadow Park, 12335 Canterberry Parkway, from July 30 to Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 6 to 12. End the week with one fun-filled day at the Skyhawks track meet; t-shirt and merit award are included in the camp cost of $125. For more information, or to register, visit www.ParkerRec.com/YouthSports or contact Paige Burkett at pburkett@parkeronline.org.

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