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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

Jr. Runners Program Overview

The goal of the AJAA Junior Runners is to provide 4-6 grade students with 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!

 Avon 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 grades 4th, 5th and 6th. 
Leagues are determined by the grade the player is in for the current school year (2021-22).  

The season will begin in March with races throughout the season and ending towards the end of May/beginning of June.

Formal practices will occur one night a week with races on Saturdays. Runners have the option of running independently on their own to improve their performance outside of practices.

***Please be reminded that these plans are tentative and subject to change based on guidelines from our health and government officials to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We will keep families updated as dates near.


$75 per runner

*ATTENTION: in January of 2020 AJAA brought back the Family Fee.  Please click HERE for more details.

Interested in knowing what a registration fee covers?  Click HERE for details.

Regular registration for Jr. Runners is open January 3, 2022 and closes on March 1, 2022 at midnight


Runners will learn the habit of establishing personal goals for themselves.  At the beginning of the season, runners will establish weekly and season goals for themselves and will track their progress on a weekly basis. 

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

Runners will establish healthy lifestyle goals during the season in areas related to health, nutrition, fitness, etc.  Saturdays will feature special 10 minute lessons on various aspects of health and nutrition prior to the Saturday run.

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 awarded for the fastest runners in each age group.

Runners will be provided an Avon Junior Runners running shirt. Runners will be asked to provide themselves with quality running shoes.  The team will have a meeting at the beginning of the season at a local running store to have their feet properly measured with the option to buy shoes at the store.

Volunteer Opportunities

AJAA Jr. Runners is not able to operate without volunteers.  We appreciate your support and your commitment to volunteer as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.   


Brandon DeHart- [email protected]
Learn more about Brandon by clicking HERE

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.  
Criminal Background Check Required.

Assistant Coaches are also needed.  Please consider registering as an assistant coach when registering your child. 
Criminal Background Check Required

2022 Jr. Runners schedule

Click HERE for the 2022 Jr. Runners Schedule

*last updated 3.11.22

team/player/parent communication

AJAA Coaches will utilize Game Changer/Team Manager to communicate with players/families.  Please download the Game Changer/Team Manager app on your smartphone.  Once your player is rostered to a team, you will see your player's team info.  Click HERE for the Game Changer/Team Manager info sheet.

Jr. Runner Race Times

Click below for Jr. Runners Weekly Race times.

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Avon Junior Athletic Association
866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
Email: [email protected]

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