How the Program Works:
Clubs get together one to five times per week. Participants come together to be active in a way that is most comfortable to them, whether walking, running or rolling with an end goal to complete a fun run or walk at the end of the season. Some clubs choose to host their own, while some participate in community runs. If you are looking to host your own, please fill out the request form below, we would love to support you!
The Alberta Medical Association and Ever Active Schools provide clubs with all of the necessary resources to implement and maintain a successful run club, including online handbooks, finisher prizes for all participants, running logs, fun run supports and more! In addition, we have monthly draws for EAS resources, and two annual grant calls (spring and fall).
Join the club and visit Coach's Corner to browse all of our resources.
0%of coaches reported that the AMA YRC helped to engage students who are not traditionally physically active
0%of coaches reported that the AMA YRC led to positive changes in student behaviour
0%of coaches reported that they benefited from participating in the AMA YRC
numbers reported from 2021/22 Coach's Survey (n=51)
All kids of all abilities, from Kindergarten to Grade 12 across Alberta! Group sizes can range from just a few to more than 100.
Coaches can be teachers, staff, parents, peer leaders or community members.
The number of coaches required will depend on the size of the group, the age of the participants, and the type of running route chosen. It is ideal to have several adults involved to ensure safety and to motivate participants. Head coaches are encouraged to recruit parents and community volunteers.