For starters, many chapters organize a mini-warriors program for the kids— encouraging kids to track their miles- running, biking, roller blading, etc.- throughout the summer. Have your children set a goal, for example: record running and scootering miles every week, cumulatively add the miles to complete a marathon over the summer months. Each goal matters, no matter how big or small! Younger kids will enjoy completing a Stroller Warriors Mini-Miles coloring sheet while older kids keep track of their activities in a journal.
We all know the summer PCS cycle and the need to make new friends. Attending a Stroller Warriors event is a great avenue for the kids to get connected and make friends within their community! Running or biking with other military kids, followed by time at the park, and the possibility of lunch or a coffee shop afterwards will facilitate in building friendships!
Let’s not forget, the older mini-warriors are wonderful role models for the younger kids— new walkers chase after toddlers, who chase after school aged kids, who runs or scooters alongside their parent(s). Can you see it now? This scenario is the image of one of the Stroller Warriors logos— building happy, healthy and resilient military kids through fitness and friendship!
All mini warriors are welcome to take part in the strength workout at the end of each run. This is a terrific opportunity for the kids to learn about varying topics ranging from importance of stretching and strengthening muscle groups to 360-breathing technique. Various chapters organize a kids hydration and fueling station for an interactive way to learn about hydration and nutrition for running and exercise purposes! Your mini warriors could even organize a hydration/fuel station for your runners during an event!
Remember to keep an eye out in the chapter events for “No Run Fun Days” to a local pool, splash pad, hike in the woods, beach trip, etc. Exploring the local sites is fun, but even better with your Stroller Warriors friends and their kiddos too!
Happy Running 😊