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We are very excited to announce that Youth Running Program is going to be holding summer sessions open to anyone from 1st through 6th grade! These socially distant sessions will be held at the Sharon High School Track on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, and 8/9. The cost of the program is $30 and registration can be found on the Sharon Recreation Department website.

For the summer of 2020, the Sharon Youth Running Program will run similarly to how it has in past years, with some modifications in order to comply with Massachusetts’ Phase 3 guidelines. In addition to signing up on the Sharon Recreation Department website, parents must ensure that they visit this SignUp Genius and sign up for each individual session they plan to have their kids attend. This will allow organizers to know how many volunteers we need, keeping in mind that we will have one volunteer for every nine kids. As a result, everyone present will be part of a group of no more than ten, in order to adhere to Phase 3 guidelines. Since running is a non-contact sport, volunteers will maintain social distancing and keep a close eye on runners and their surroundings while still providing assistance so everyone can improve their running abilities. The curriculum this year will be fairly similar to that of last year, with many improvements. Our curriculum developers are working hard to create activities that will keep all participants at least 6 feet apart at all times; however, we ask that all runners come to their sessions with a mask for the rare situation where they may come in closer contact with others.

We hope that these changes make the program a safe and fun place for kids to release energy and learn to understand and enjoy running! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us ( We have also attached the links for both the registration page and SignUp Genius at the bottom of this email.




Barry Spoto & Simone Dunbar

Youth Running Program Family and Volunteer Communications Co-Chairs


Registration Page:


SignUp Genius:


YRP Website: