Team verge run club
Our members are Adults and Youth, ages 7+, and families
With and without intellectual, developmental, emotional/behavioral, or physical challenges
Family members, friends, and aides welcome to participate
We have limited volunteers to run with those needing a buddy. Families are encouraged to help out where they can.
We are a running club. We hold coached club practices and supplemental development programs throughout the year where participants train for fitness, for fun, for races, or to prepare for joining school sports. In addition to team practices, members have opportunities throughout the year to participate or compete in mainstream or para events in:
Team Meets, Track & Field, Road Racing, Cross Country, Trail Running
With Verge, participants train in a fun, friendly, educational, and supportive team environment, where they can try new things and push their limits while receiving, through a community effort of member families and volunteers, the individual attention and challenge they need for success at reaching their ever expanding levels of potential.
typical Practice schedule:
to help you prepare your child for what to expect...
Warm up walk/jog when you arrive
Drills (as a group)
Run Workout (break into smaller groups based on age/ability, everyone completes the workout to their own ability, it may be individualized as needed)
Run Segment 1 - Aerobic endurance/stamina (easy to moderate effort) - 1/2 mile to 2.5 miles depending on individual.
Run Segment 2 - Various combo of the following (moderate to very hard effort): Shorter intervals (200-400m), sprints (50-100m), hills, shuttle relays (50-100m), low hurdle sprints/relays (30-100m), grass runs
Core strength/Motor skills activities (as a group)
Stretching (as a group)
Join mailing list to receive general program info and newsletters.
The purpose of the group is to bring together Verge families, friends, volunteers, and the greater special needs community for some social and active fun!
If you are interested in joining us, or organizing meet ups, please join this group. This is a private group, so your personal info will not be public.
Verge members - You are welcome to suggest and host events, with AJ’s approval. Members wishing to help co-lead the group are welcome to do so. Talk to AJ.