M2M Minis

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FALL 2022 DETAILS

We are a running program in Ottawa for kids between the ages of 5-12 years old. This season we will have two streams of programming: Minis (2013-2017 year of birth) and Minis Development program (2010-2012). Details and registration information for both programs are below. 

 

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M2M Minis

The Minis program is back in Ottawa for the fall 2022 season. The programming will be much the same as the great programs we offered in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. We will emphasize having fun by incorporating games, relays, and other fun activities into our training program. The goal is to share the joy of collective movement with kids for a lifelong love of physical activity.

When & Where

  • Saturday’s from September 3rd to October 29th 
  • 2:00-3:00 pm (kids can be dropped off a maximum of 10 minutes prior to start time)
  • Brewer Park (Corner of Grove & Seneca)
  • Please ensure your child has dressed appropriately for the weather and brings a labelled water bottle

Fees

$105 +tax for the Spring season, 15% discount for second child, 30% discount for third child, 4th child free (you deserve it)! 

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M2M Minis Development

The Minis Development program will provide an opportunity for more structured workouts and a second weekly (weekday evening) practice while continuing to instill the values of our original Minis program. In line with the long-term athlete development (LTAD) model, this program will be focused on training to train. There will be opportunities to race, but that will not be the focus of the program.

When & Where

  • Saturday’s from September 3rd to October 29th
    • 2:00-3:00 pm 
  • Tuesday’s from September 6th to November 1st  
    • 4:30-5:30 pm 
  • Brewer Park (Corner of Grove & Seneca)
  • Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and brings a labelled water bottle

Fees

1 day per week (Choose Tuesday’s OR Saturday’s):

$105 +tax for the Spring season, 15% discount for second child, 30% discount for third child, 4th child free (you deserve it)! 

OR

2 days per week (Tuesday’s & Saturday’s)

$180 +tax for the Spring season, 15% discount for second child, 30% discount for third child, 4th child free (you deserve it)! 

*Please note, if your child is 9-12 years old and only attends Saturdays practices,  programming will be the same regardless of whether you choose Minis or Minis Development during registration. 

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Included in all programming:

Each participant will receive 9 weeks of coaching from our fun, knowledgeable and passionate coaches. The registration fee includes the Athletics Ontario registration fee ($7-26 and will therefore be covered under the club’s insurance) and an M2M Minis t-shirt. We will conclude programming with a final M2M Minis Fun Run!

Family discounting can be applied across the two different programs. 

Proceeds from the program will be used to initiate and fund additional M2M Minis programming in underserved communities in the Ottawa area.

Please note, if you are an income restricted family and unable to afford the registration fee, please let us know and we will waive all fees.

MORE THAN MILES

In partnership with the Dominion City Run Club and Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (recLINK,) More Than Miles strives to provide run programming, coaching, and mentorship to underserved youth in the Ottawa area. With the support of our partners, we will be able to provide programming for children and youth living in Ottawa Community Housing at no cost to the families.

FALL 2022 REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for our Fall 2022 programming

REGISTER HERE

COVID-19 Protocols

We will follow all Ottawa Public Health guidance and the “Return to Sport” guidelines and Athletics Canada “Back on Track” guidance. These can be found HERE

Please note, all coaches have been fully vaccinated.

We ask that any parents in attendance before/during/after group sessions wear face masks if they are not able to maintain a distance of ~2metres from others.

ABOUT THE COACHES

Our Coaches have a lifetime of experience and a passion for sport that they are excited to share with the community. Our coaches will be supported by other members of the community to facilitate programming.

Dylan Wykes

Dylan is an Olympian, coach, and father to two young girls. He started participating in cross country in elementary school while growing up in Kingston. His passion for the sport brought him to the pinnacle of sport, participating in the 2012 London Olympics marathon. He is the co-founder of Mile2Marathon and now dedicates his time and energy to coaching runners of all abilities. Dylan grew up in a positive sport environment that encouraged participation, fun and the importance of team, alongside skill development. With the introduction of the minis he is excited to pass on everything he has learned over the years to a new generation of runners. Read more about Dylan here.

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Erin Mayo

Erin is an elementary school teacher, lifelong runner and mom. She started running cross country at age 8 and over the years has turned her focus to the marathon. Fortunate to have spent time training with various groups: OACRT, OCRC, Lions, M2M and as a pace bunny Erin enjoys the shared love of all things running found in the Ottawa run community. This passion for running led to over ten years (and counting) coaching her students in cross country. The team has upwards of 100 young runners who come out to learn fundamentals, push themselves and share their joy of running; a good reminder/focus to runners of all ages.

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Francine Darroch

Francine is a mom to two young girls. She is a runner who represented Canada in cross country and track and field in another life! She holds a PhD in Human Kinetics and her ongoing research focuses on creating safe, accessible, and equitable physical activity programs to create a sense of community and improve quality of life. Her love of running began at a young age and has transitioned into chasing her kids.

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Audrey Giles

Audrey is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to safe, quality sport programs. Audrey ran track and cross country for Queen’s University during her undergraduate years, and she coached with the University of Alberta’s cross country and track teams during her PhD. She loves helping children to discover the joy of running!

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