Young Tritons Running Club gives boys the time to run free, play, and belong to a team that cares about each member. Whether your son likes to play traditional sports or finds their passion behind a computer screen, Young Tritons is a safe place where each boy is free to be uniquely themselves. Each boy is encouraged to run at their own happy pace, regardless of their running experience. While Young Tritons empowers each Coach to help each boy know they belong.
In the US, a 2017 report identifies isolation among teenage boys is at a crisis level. Young Tritons use movement and games as a catalyst to show boys they matter and belong. Our mission is to inspire every boy to become emotionally and physically balanced through self-compassion, empathy, cooperation, a broadened definition of strength and discovering the finish line is just the beginning.
In small groups of 1 adult volunteer and ten boys, we are changing the lives of young men by shifting their internal experience and the way they interact with the world around them. With lots of games, movement, and small group interaction - boys see that they belong and have fun together while training to run a 5k race.
When we began this journey of writing a boys program after years of success with our girls Mini Mermaid Running Club, we stayed true to the foundation on which MMRC sits: equity. We believe ALL people have the right to know their worth, value and ability to connect and impact their communities. We are honored to teach boys how to hear their unique voice and stand up for what they believe in.
YTRC participants train for a 5K race through a structured, bi-weekly 6-week program. Volunteer coaches over 18 guides and mentors them twice a week for 1.5 hours.
REGISTER AS A COACH OR FIND ONE
***NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER
LOCATE YOUR PRACTICE SITE
RECRUIT YOUNG TRITONS
GET YOUR SUPPLIES AND TRAINING
START YOUR SIX WEEK JOURNEY