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.
 
  • When: March through earl June 
  • Grades: Current 4th, 5th, and 6th
  • Level: Experienced youth runners
  • Location: One location, practicing at Highbanks (our spring goal is to bring kids together from across central Ohio for one competitive-focused team)
  • Season Focus: 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 off the season with a run at the Columbus 10k. 
  • Click here for details, our club handbook with its full season schedule, & registration for the spring racing season >>

SUMMER 2019 INFO COMING SOON

  • When: June through July 
  • Grades: Going into 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th
  • Level: All levels, from beginner to experienced
  • Locations: Club locations throughout central Ohio (our summer goal is to offer neighborhood clubs in order to draw as many kids into running as we can)
  • Season Focus: 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 a one mile road race to a series of two mile cross country meets and even one mid-distance-focused track meet. Our summertime aim 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, handbooks for all of our club locations, & registration for the summer season >>

FALL 2019 INFO COMING SOON

  • When: Late August through October
  • Grades: Current 4th, 5th, and 6th
  • Level: Experienced youth runners
  • Location: One location, practicing at Highbanks (our fall goal is to bring kids together from across central Ohio for one competitive-focused team)
  • Season Focus: Our fall XC team is a competitive club, with a focus on racing 1 and 2 mile cross country events. 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, our club handbook with its full season schedule, & 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