Queen City Striders

1203 W Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-4708


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Event Description

A team of coaches led by Queen City Running Company's Operations Manager, Paige Du Bois, along with Queen City Striders Program Coordinator, Anna Kelley, will be providing a positive atmosphere where youth athletes can be inspired and motivated through the discipline of running. Additionally our youth will learn the principles of leadership, respect, and teamwork as well as portraying healthy habits to last a lifetime. We will break down the fundamental skills of running to meet the needs of all those participating. Our techniques will be taught through specific stretching, drills, bodyweight strength exercises, and of course RUNNING! Our Mission is to provide a positive atmosphere where youth athletes can be inspired and motivated through the discipline of running. 

If your child joined us last year, you'll remember we operated on 1 practice a week for 10 weeks. In an effort to improve consistency with instruction we are moving to a 2x/week for 5 weeks model. Practices will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Marquette Senior High School Track. Practice times are as follows:  

Little and Big Striders (5-8 years old): 5:00-6:00pm

Dashers and Pacers (9-12 years old): 6:30-7:30pm 

First day of Camp: June 17th 

Last day of Camp: July 17th

 Included in our program is 10 1-hour sessions, post practice snacks (at 2-3 practices), and a program T-Shirt. Parents are welcomed spectate their kids participating in the camp activities, however we do ask that parents remain off the track!  Any general questions regarding the program are encouraged to be asked! Please reach our the program director, Anna Kelley, at annakelleynmu@gmail.com for any questions! All participants will receive complimentary entries into selected local races taking place in the summer and fall months. The program coordinator will be in contact in the weeks prior to the race to verify additional details. If the race falls outside of the Queen City Striders program, they will still receive a complimentary entry. 

Complimentary Races to for sure plan on:

-MQT Trail 50 Kids 1 Mile and Kids 5K: Friday, August 16th. The 5K race starts at 7pm, and the 1 mile starts at 7:05pm. Kids in the program will have the option to choose one of the races. This race will be held at the Forestville Trailhead in Marquette. 

-Kids Pebble Beach 1 Mile Race:  Friday, August 30th, Time: TBD! Friday night's Kids Fun Run, held in conjunction with the Marquette Marathon race expo, gives kids a chance to lace up their shoes and show their parents how its done before the main event on Saturday. This race will be located on the northeast corner of the Superior Dome.

** Discount Codes will be provided for the Breakwater 5K on July 27th, the Trick or Trot 5K and/or Monster Mile on 10/26  to all 2024 Kids Camp Participants **

-Breakwater 5K: Saturday, July 27th. Time: 8:00am. Cost: $5 following discount code

-Monster Mile: Saturday, October 26th. Time: 11:00am. Cost: $5 following discount code

-Trick or Trot 5K: Saturday, October 26th. Time: 10:00am. Cost: $20 following discount code

*Please read descriptions for our group levels prior to signing up which can be found under  "Event Info"* * 

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