Appleseeds Youth Running Program

Mon June 6 - Wed August 3 Fort Wayne, IN 46835 US Directions

Appleseeds Youth Running Club

Open to ages 5 - 14.

The Appleseeds Youth Running Club is a welcoming environment for elementary and middle school aged children going into grades 1 through 8 to engage in the sport of running. Whether it be recreational or competitive, we hope to spark an interest in running that will last a lifetime. We aim to provide the groundwork for physical fitness as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Appleseeds is available for both elementary and middle school age groups! We will have two sessions available at each practice. The first session is geared towards elementary aged kids (9 and under) and will be a more laid-back, game-based curriculum. The second session is a more structured, training-based program aimed at the middle school age group (10+). The age breakdowns are just a guideline, you are welcome to pick the session that makes the most sense for your child. You do not need to sign up for a particular session when you register and you can switch at any point in the season. Feel free to reach out to Club Director, Lynn Marbach, with any questions at

  • Session 1: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Session 2: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All Appleseeds members will receive:

  • Guidance from our experienced coaches
  • Two 1-hour practices a week
  • Asics team singlet (aka jersey)
  • Appleseeds t-shirt
  • Special discount on running shoes
  • Entries for our 3 races during the season

We will be running one cross-country race, one road race, and one track race. 

Race Schedule -

  • June 29th: XC Race @ Shoaff Park
  • July 18th: Road Race @ Pufferbelly Run, Walk, Stroll
  • August 3rd: Track Meet @ Concordia Seminary

Appleseeds Youth Running Club practices take place at Shoaff Park, located at: 6401 St Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. We meet by the Conklin Pavilion. We will meet each Monday and Wednesday beginning June 6th.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
6401 St Joe Rd
Fort Wayne, IN US 46835
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


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