For over 14 years RunVermont has offered Junior Milers, a 10 week training program, for youth age 11 – 18 to participate in the relay portion of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay. RunVermont partners with local youth organizations to encourage and facilitate youth to train and run the 5-person or 2-person relay.
With the help of experienced volunteer coaches and local partners, RunVermont has created an experience for hundreds of youth and demonstrated healthy alternatives to the many obstacles that our children face today. During the program participants learn about running and related topics such as nutrition, sports psychology, the musculoskeletal system, pedestrian safety and internet safety.
How it Works:
Individuals contact Aliza Lapierre at RunVermont prior to January 30th, 2017 to express their interest in participating in the Junior Milers Program. See “Application and Cost” below to learn how apply.
Participants commit to completing the entire 10 week program, along with participating in People’s United Vermont City Marathon Relay on Sunday, May 28th 2017.
Participants meet with their coaches and teams one or two times per week (Wednesday/Saturday) and commit to training independently on their own.
Participants are fitted for running shoes at the annual “Junior Milers Kick Off Event” at the SKIRACK and get a Junior Milers Tech Shirt to wear during the People’s United Vermont City Marathon Relay.
Participants are granted a relay slot on a Junior Milers team with fulfillment of attending practices and volunteering at RunVermont’s Unplugged Half Marathon to help distribute water at an assigned Aid Station
Monday, January 30th application deadline to apply for the Junior Milers program.
Monday, February 6th applicants will be informed if they have been accepted into the program
Wednesday, March 8th Junior Milers Kick Off
Saturday, April 8th Unplugged Half Marathon Water Station Volunteer Requirement
Sunday, May 28th People’s United Vermont City Marathon Relay
Wednesday, March 8th through May 28th participants meet with their coaches and teams one or two times per week (Wednesday/Saturday) and commit to training independently on their own.
Application and Cost:
If selected the cost per participant is $125 and need based scholarships are available.
To apply for the Junior Milers program please send a letter via email to [email protected] stating why you would like to participate in the RunVermont Junior Milers program. Letters must be received by January 30th, 2017.
A Note from Coach Scott Lamothe to those that participate:
You are one of the many runners across the globe looking to improve the quality of your life through the joy of competition. This program is designed to facilitate your training experience. There are many items to consider before embarking on this journey so please read through the website and training dates carefully before proceeding. Enjoy your journey …Continue reading Coach Scott’s letter