Grasshoppers: Youth Running Club

The ASICS Grasshoppers is a youth running club hosted by the Columbus Running Company. With three distinct seasons for the kids to take part in, it's our goal to expose the next generation to the love of running. Check out details below and register to join us for a season of fun.
GRASSHOPPERS SPRING ROAD & RACING:


  • Grades: Current 5th and 6th
  • Level: Experienced runners
  • When: March through early June
  • Spring time is road racing time for the Grasshoppers, and the kids hit the roads for several 5k races. The spring racing club is a competition-focused club, ideal for kids who are already capable of running 2 miles. We will also compete in one track meet each spring season, focusing on the 3k - and we'll top of the season with a run at the Columbus 10k. 
  • Click here for full details & registration for the spring racing season >>


GRASSHOPPERS SUMMER RUNNING:

  • Grades: Going into 3rd through 6th
  • Level: All levels, from beginner to experienced
  • When: June through July
  • The summer running club is our largest program, and it serves as a wonderful introduction to the sport. The kids will practice as a group twice a week, and we'll take part in all forms of racing - from the road to the track to cross country. Our summertime goal is to set lifelong habits while having some fun. All abilities and experience levels are welcome to join us for a great summer.
  • Click here for full details & registration for the summer season >>


GRASSHOPPERS FALL CROSS COUNTRY:

  • Grades: Current 5th and 6th
  • Level: Experienced runners
  • When: Late August through October
  • Our fall XC team is a competitive club, with a focus on racing 1 and 2 mile cross country racing. We'll race throughout central Ohio during the season, and our practices are geared towards a future of middle school and high school participation in the sport. The fall club is suited for kids already capable of running 2 miles. 
  • Click here for full details & registration for the fall XC season >>

 

Lindsay's Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes - info for parents and coaches before taking part in youth athletics

 

 

 

The Grasshopper crew post-race