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Y Runners

Do you have an aspiring runner interested in learning more about the sport?  Y Runners is designed for kids, ages 6 to 14, who wish to get intentional individual training in endurance, cross-country, running technique, and sprinting.

Y Runners will meet twice weekly for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. Athletes are introduced to form and technique as well as a program designed to increase stamina. Runners will aim to build confidence and enhance endurance. 

Runners are separated into age-appropriate groups for trainings and workouts. 

Athletes will participate in two cross-country meets, as well as time trials throughout the season to measure their individual improvement. 

Fall Season

Alexander Family YMCA 
Sept. 10 - Nov. 1, 2024 
U7 - U10 & U11 - U14

Southeast Raleigh YMCA 
Sept. 10 - Nov., 2024 
U7 - U10 & U11 - U14

Kraft Family YMCA 
Sept. 9 - Nov. 2, 2024 
U7 - U10 & U11 - U14

Taylor Family YMCA 
Sept. 9 - Nov. 2, 2024 
U7 - U10 & U11 - U14


June 1: Y Members 
June 15: Program Participants

Spring season starts in April; fall season will start in September.


Parents are expected to remain onsite (fields and gyms) as the primary supervisor of their child. This includes taking their children to the restroom and addressing any challenges that may arise. This allows our coaches to focus on leading practices and games. In addition, YMCA sports staff will be present at all practices and games.


Alexander Family and Southeast Raleigh YMCAs: Eric Rhinehalt 
Kraft Family YMCA: Kelly Guerriero 
Lakewood YMCA: Keith Jacquier 
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs: Chris Avery