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.

  • Grades: Current 5th and 6th
  • When: Late March through early June
  • Spring time is track time in the running world, and the kids hit the track running with the Grasshoppers. The track club is a competition-focused club training for track events, with a primary focus on middle and long distances. We will also compete in one or two road races each spring season. 
  • Click here for full details & registration for the spring track season >>


  • Grades: Going into 3rd through 6th
  • 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. 
  • Click here for full details & registration for the summer season >>


  • Grades: Current 5th and 6th
  • 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. 
  • Click here for full details & registration for the fall XC season >>


The Grasshopper crew post-race