Multisports Orange County (CA): Alderwood Run Club

ALDERWOOD OWLS RUNNING CLUB DETAILS

         The Alderwood Owls Running Club is a training and racing program designed to teach a healthy and active lifestyle - including regular exercise, good nutrition habits, and the positive aspects of healthy competition. The club participates in the KROC Program (Kids Run Orange County) The Alderwood Owls Running Club incorporates the Aldererwood Elementry School values while we train and work as a team:                      

Own your actions
W
ork to suceed
L
ead with kindness

S
how respect

The club meets for training sessions once a week after school and last 45 min to 1:15 depending on the age of the athletes. Practices include warm-up exercises, stretches, core strength work, and running technique and conditioning. The practices are often run in "game style format" which makes the training more enjoyable.

Club athletes are encouraged to do 1-2 race events a month, and there are also some special guest speakers and clinic opportunities.

The training program goes from Mid-January to early May with the final event being the KROC  Kids Marathon (mile) done on the last mile of the OC Marathon course the day before the actual marathon event. Each athlete that completes the porgram and the KROC Mile receive and official finishers medal from the marathon for completing their 26 miles.

 The goal is for each runner to complete a MINIMUM of 26.2 miles during the program and participate in 3 or more organized races. Ideally, we would like all particpants to run 50+ total miles over the 16 weeks and do one or more races a month.

The program is led by top level volunteer coaches and parent volunteers who team and motivate the athletes to achieve their own "personal excellence". Lead Coaches are Noelle Dardin, Renaissance Team ClubSport Head Coach, and Michael Collins, Coach of Multisports Orange County and a level 4 certified Pose Method of Running instructor.

Volunteer parent assistant coaches and volunteers are need for the program to run smoothly. It is not necessary to have run coaching background to assist with the program as several duties involve non-coaching activities like course monitors, recording times, taking photos or videos etc.

More specifics of the program, results, and photos are available in the Private Alderwood Run Club Website Hosted By Shutterfly that athletes and parents are given login access to once they are registered in the program. 

Please review the links below for more specifics on the program:



COSTS & REQUIREMENTS

RACE & EVENTS CALENDAR

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

PARENT SUPPORT & VOLUNTEERING

COACHES, ADMINISTATORS, & KEY VOLUNTEERS

SUGGESTED RUNNING SHOES, APPAREL & EQUIPMENT

USEFUL LINKS