Students from NYRR’s free youth running program, Young Runners, kicked off the spring running season in style Saturday.
The annual Young Runners Clinic is equal parts physical and mental, combining classroom instruction to improve focus with stretches and drills that teach good running form. Sessions covered visualizing your race, injury prevention, running form, yoga for runners, and the elite athlete mindset. The latter was lead by elite athletes from the New Jersey New York Track Club and Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins.
Newcomers to the event, Olivia Ward, winner of Season 11 of NBC's The Biggest Loser, and Dr. Natalie Muth, pediatrician, sports dietitian, and author, closed out the afternoon with two engaging nutritional presentations that brought students to their feet.
Interested in learning more about NYRR’s free youth programs? Visit youth.nyrr.org for more information.
If you would like to volunteer at a NYRR Youth and Community Services event, please visit www.nyrr.org/join-and-give/volunteer.