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Running Ahrens Harrier Academy: Youth Running Camp - Clarks Summit

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Ackerly Baseball Fields

140 Ackerly Road

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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In northeast Pennsylvania there are very few opportunities for kids to get involved in running until they reach middle school. There are youth leagues for baseball, football, soccer, and virtually every other sport but there is no such equivalent for the sport we love so much. Running Ahrens Harrier Academy will introduce kids to running at an early age through fun, instructional training sessions and workouts. We use the word "harrier" because it is another term for a runner, one that only die-hard running enthusiasts know. We call it an "academy" because our goal is to train and educate athletes to be successful in their teenage years and beyond.

Designed for ages 8-12, the Youth Running Camp is for anyone who enjoys running, wants to give running a try for the first time, or wants to improve their running for other sports. No previous running experience is required! Sessions will be educational and focus on the basic skills and techniques necessary to be able to run further and faster than ever before!

Most of all, camp will be fun! We want young athletes to see how enjoyable our sport is in hopes that they will embrace it as they move into middle school, high school, and beyond. It is the foundation for success in nearly every other sport whether or not they fall in love with running. Sessions will include running (obviously) in addition to strength and flexibility activites, games, and running form drills.

Reigstered runners will:

  • Get a head start as they prepare for the fall athletic season
  • Complete the Running Ahrens Summer Youth Marathon
  • Receive training notebooks to log their summer miles
  • Complete the final 1.2 miles of a marathon on the final day of camp!

Running Ahrens Youth Running Camp will take place on Wednesdays from June 21-July 26 from 9-11 A.M. Camp sessions will be held at the Ackerly Little League fields in Clarks Summit and we will use the fields and Trolley Trail.

The cost for the camp is $100 + fees.

National Running Center is offering campers a special 15% discount on all shoes, apparel, and accessories! NRC is located at 318 Davis St, Clarks Summit, PA.

Camp schedule changes due to inclement weather will be distributed via email and social media: facebook.com/runningahrenstc - https://twitter.com/runningahrenstc

If you have a middle or high school athlete looking for some offseason guidance for cross country or track & field, check out our summer training group here: https://raxctrack.eventbrite.com

If you are in the Moscow area, we also have a camp at the Moffat Estate in Covington. Register for that program here: https://rahasummercov17.eventbrite.com

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