Rapid City Distance offers summer programs designed to help kids learn about the sport of Cross Country.
There are a couple of different programs, each designed to be developmentally appropriate.
K-2 & 3-5 Kids Cross Country
There is very little "competition" in the K-5 "Kids Cross Country" program, outside of a season-ending Cross Country race. The primary aim is gaining fitness and having fun, there's plenty of time for serious training and competition later on.
Middle School Pre-Season Cross Country
As kids move into Middle School, there are opportunities to compete on Middle School Cross Country teams at their respective schools. The Pre-Season Cross Country program will prepare them for the fall season.
The middle school group will start more structured training, but still in a fun environment.
Each week, students will train endurance, speed, strength, flexibility along with running technique instruction.