Piedmont Junior Running Cub hosting Dracena Park race on Nov. 15

Len Goldman

Young runners and coaches make a pit stop on a Halloween 2023 run.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., the Piedmont Junior Running Club will hold its first ever race at Dracena Park. 

Over 60 fourth and fifth graders from the three Piedmont elementary schools will be participating in this approximately one mile race that encompasses the entire park. There will be finisher medals for all runners, trophies to the top three finishers by gender and a perpetual trophy that will be awarded to the school with the lowest combined time. 

This race is the culmination of the fall season for the Junior program and most of the kids have been training for it since early September. 

Please note, Dracena Park users are being asked not to visit the park while the event is taking place on Nov. 15 for the safety of the runners. The residences that border the park will receive a notice about the event and there will be event notice flyers posted throughout the park. We want to ensure the safety of the runners and park users, but we can only do this with your cooperation.

The Piedmont Junior Running Club is an after-school running program for fourth and fifth graders offered by the Piedmont Recreation Department. Over a thousand boys and girls have taken part since it started in 2013. Many of them have continued to run at both the middle and high school levels in Piedmont. There has been renewed interest in the Junior program in recent years and with the re-opening of Witter Field next year, this could generate even more young athletes participating in the program. The program has an ongoing need for coaches to help with the program. 

Please contact Len Goldman for more information at: lgoldman@pacbell.net

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