You may not be a fast runner now, but be prepared to become one! Developing middle and distance runners is not something that happens overnight. For most runners, success is the result of building a solid foundation over time (a great reason to start early!). At Golden Running Academy, we have created a comprehensive, year-round training program that offers kids and teens of all abilities the tools and the training to become faster and smarter runners.
Our team is divided into two training levels: the Development Program and the Competitive Program. In addition, we offer a high school track preseason program specifically designed to prepare high school runners for the spring track and field season. All programs focus on the long-term development of the athlete and emphasize that running is only one component of becoming a successful athlete. The programs are built on the foundation of a fit and healthy lifestyle, incorporating strength and conditioning exercises, teaching proper stretching techniques, and promoting the importance of nutrition and hydration. All of the training is designed to maintain a positive, safe and fun environment.
While we are focused on developing competitive runners, GRA is home to a number of multi-sport athletes who have discovered that our training is an ideal complement to a myriad of other sports. Our programs are designed to improve speed, form and fitness level, promoting the development of a wide range of athletic skills. GRA also strives to develop life skills in our athletes, creating an environment that cultivates discipline, confidence, sportsmanship and team camaraderie.
Golden Running Academy encourages and welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. Our fee structure is set up to accommodate athletes who train with us year-round, as well as those who attend our sessions as a way to augment their training for another sport.