WHAT IS TRAIL BLAZERS MARATHON CLUB?
The TBMC program encourages boys ages 7 - 11 to use running as a fun way to stay fit for life.
Kids set goals and track their progress on a journey to complete 26 miles over the course eight weeks. They run, walk, (or skip!) one lap at a time, one day at a time, and before they know it they’ve gone farther than they ever dreamed. Runners experience the benefits of physical activity, progress at their own pace in a safe, non-competitive environment, and experience pride in accomplishment and goal setting. Most important, they learn life-long positive habits while having fun!
WHY TRAIL BLAZERS MARATHON CLUB?
Because running is good for us! Runners experience the benefits of physical activity, progress at their own pace in a safe, non-competitive environment, and experience pride in accomplishment and goal setting. Most important, they learn life-long positive habits while having fun!
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF TRAIL BLAZERS?
- Structure sessions from a non-competitive approach
- Runners are encouraged to move at their own pace while challenging themselves to improve throughout the session
- Provide an all-inclusive approach
- Inspire an ethic of service to the community
HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED WITH TRAIL BLAZERS MARATHON CLUB?
TBMC is led almost exclusively by volunteers. Coaches need NOT be competitive runners (walkers welcome!) We are always in need of interested parties to volunteer as coaches. If you have any interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW OLD DOES MY RUNNER HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
Boys in 2nd – 6th grade are welcome to participate.
WHERE CAN MY RUNNER PARTICIPATE?
We will be offering the program at Cordata and Birchwood Elementary in the Fall, 2021. If you would like to start a team at your school, contact Jen Gallant at email@example.com or 360-255-0517.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration can be done in person at your local YMCA or online http://www.whatcomymca.org/trail-blazers.html
WHY IS THERE A COST?
TBMC is not your typical sports program. Here’s a glimpse into some of the hard cost items that determine the price of the program:
- Program Supplies, including snacks
- Coach Training and background checks
- Trail Blazers Marathon Club 5K Medals
- Program T-shirt
- Volunteer & Coach Appreciation
- End of session team celebrations
WHY DOES MY SCHOOL NOT HAVE THE PROGRAM?
We are working on offering TBMC at all Whatcom County Schools by Fall, 2021
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE EVEN IF MY SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE THE PROGRAM?
Yes. You are welcome to join a team at a nearby school if you can provide transportation to and from the school.
IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
Financial aid is available. Please contact Jen at 360-255-0517 or firstname.lastname@example.org