M2M Minis


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We are a running program in Ottawa for kids between the ages of 5-13 years old.


photo by Connor MacFadyen

M2M Minis

The Minis program is the same program we have offered the past two years. 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 lifelong love of physical activity.

Based on your feedback, for kids 9 – 13 years old, this season’s program will include 75-90 minute practices. This will allow us to explore some training locations outside of the immediate Brewer Park area and develop some new skills.


When & Where

  • Saturday’s from April 22nd to June 17th
  • 2:00-3:00 pm for 5-8 year olds 
  • 2:00-3:15 pm for 9-13 year olds
  • Brewer Park (Corner of Grove & Seneca)
  • Please ensure your child has dressed appropriately for the weather and brings a labeled water bottle


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


photo by Connor MacFadyen


photo by Connor MacFadyen

Included in all programming:

  • 10 weeks of coaching from our fun, knowledgeable and passionate coaches. 
  • Athletics Ontario registration fee ($7-17 and will therefore be covered under the club’s insurance)
  • entry to Ottawa Race Weekend Kids Marathon 2K (Saturday, May 27th) 
  • entry to Mile2Marathon Chase the Pace Kids 1K at Terry Fox Stadium (Saturday, June 24th)
  •  M2M Minis t-shirt 

We will conclude our programming with a final M2M Minis Fun Run on Saturday, June 17th.

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.


In partnership with Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (recLINK,) and the generous support of the Dominion City Run Club and JumpStart, 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.

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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.


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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photo by Connor MacFadyen


photo by Connor MacFadyen

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!


photo by Connor MacFadyen


photo by Connor MacFadyen