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LR365 Juniors - Fall Programs

Tue September 5 - Thu October 26 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US


Devo Team

09/06 - 10/25 4:00PM CDT - 5:30PM CDT
Open to ages 12 - 15.

Devo/Mini Devo Team - Somali Language

09/05 - 10/26 5:00PM CDT - 7:00PM CDT
Open to ages 6 - 15.


Loppet Run 365 Devo Team and Mini-Devo Team

The goal of the Loppet Run 365 Development Team is to introduce running as a sport as well as a means to improve performance in other sports. We encourage multiple sports for athletes in this program, so the team practice and camp schedule should allow for training with another team/sport. Loppet TRAIL KIDS ages 12+ can transition to Loppet Run 365 if they desire to focus more on running. The Development Team is directed toward ages 12-15 and the Mini-Devo Team is directed for athletes age 6-11. No previous running or racing experience is required.

Coaches will have a variety of workouts keeping the focus on fun but also challenging the athlete. Training sessions will include:

  • Games/relays
  • Running and movement mechanics
  • Plyometrics, agility and speed
  • Core and general strength
  • Endurance training
  • Race tactics and race simulation
  • Pace and race tactics
  • Nutrition and healthy habits for athletes
  • Mental preparation for competition

The DEVO Team program is intended for Junior athletes 12 -15 years old who are interested in improving their fitness, running technique, speed, agility, endurance and racing strategies. This program is open to girls and boys of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. There is no past running experience requirement to participate.

The Mini-Devo program is intended for athletes age 6-11 years old. This is a new program of LR365, and intended on providing younger siblings of the Devo Team an outlet for movement, exercise, and love of the outdoors. Mini-Devo programming will run concurrently with the Devo Team programming.


Abdi Bile, Loppet Running Director

Along with an incredibly successful running career, Abdi Bile has made a name for himself over the years as a highly knowledgeable running coach. His distinguished career includes coaching as the National Head Coach of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, the Senior Endurance Coach as Aspire Academy, and the Junior National Team Coach of Qatar. Bile was also the Co-Founder and Head Coach of the Savannah International Training Center in the United States, sponsored by the International Olympic Solidarity Program. Bile has made it his personal mission to mentor and inspire youth to enjoy sports and a variety of outdoor activities, aligning well with the Loppet Foundation’s mission to create a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area.


1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

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