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Junior Runners Program

The goal of AYS Junior Runners is to provide 3rd-5th grade students an early competitive running experience that:

 - Involves everyone in a positive team experience
 - Allows for individual and team goal development and self-improvement
 - Develops fundamental running skills
 - Promotes healthy lifestyles
 - Builds confidence
 - Promotes fun!

AYS Junior Runners is instructional and recreational, aimed to teach running to young people within the following framework:
 - An instructional and recreational league
 - Focused on longer-distance running
 - Establishment of goals
 - Keeping of individual times
 - Emphasizing individual effort to improve
 - Develops individual fitness and healthy nutrition habits
 - Practicing good sportsmanship
 - Considering all runners as WINNERS

Jr. Runners is offered for both boys and girls in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
Leagues are determined by the grade the player is in for the current school year (2023-24).  

Practices will begin the week of April 1, 2024 at the Cedar Elementary cross country course one night a week (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday). Runners have the option of running independently on their own to improve their performance outside of practices. Races will take place throughout the season on Fridays or Saturdays. The season will conclude towards the end of May/beginning of June. 

Early Bird Pricing - Register Friday, Jan. 5th – Wednesday, Jan. 31st:

Register Thursday Feb. 1st – Friday, March 1:

*Early Bird Discount will auto apply at check-out during the dates listed above*

Registration for Junior Runners opens January 5, 2024.
Regular Registration for Junior Runners closes at midnight on March 1, 2024.

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to train with their junior runners at practices. Coaches will always run with the students and monitor their conditions.

The season will culminate with a 1.8 mile competitive run where students will receive prizes for running their best times of the season and for completion of the year.  Extra prizes will be awarded for the fastest runners in each age group.

Runners will be provided an Avon Junior Runners jersey. Runners will be asked to provide their own quality running shoes.

team/player/parent communication

AYS Coaches will utilize Game Changer to communicate with players/families. Please download the Game Changer app. on your smartphone. Once your player is rostered to a team, you will be able to access the schedule.

Game Changer Help Center

Coaches Corner

Click the image below to access the 2024 Junior Runners Coaching Handbook!

Volunteer Opportunities

AYS Jr. Runners is not able to operate without volunteers.  Please consider volunteering as a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach. *Background Check required.


Erin Toothman
[email protected]
Click here to learn more about Erin!

Volunteer Coaches are needed for every league, every team, every season. Please consider registering as a coach when registering your child.
Head Coaches are asked to attend a Coaches meeting before the season starts. More details on that to come.  

Assistant Coaches are also needed. Please consider registering as an Assistant Coach when registering your child. 

2024 Jr. Runners schedule

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866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
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