LEWISTON – The Lewiston Department of Recreation is offering a Track Fundamentals program to youth in grades K-6, starting April 28 and continuing through June 4.

Kevin Russell, former runner for the University of Maryland and member of the Greater Boston Track Club, will serve as director.

Participants will be divided into groups by age, and they will remain with their respective group for the entire program.

Instructors will teach technique and emphasize physical fitness. Events that will be available are long jump, shot put, high jump, sprints, race-walk, hurdles, distance running, and relays.

Each practice session will involve learning the different techniques and drills associated with the running and field events, as well as learning conditioning workouts to help make cardiovascular training more enjoyable for younger athletes.

The six-week program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Franklin Pasture Track & Field Complex next to Lewiston High School, 156 East Avenue. The cost for a Lewiston resident is $35, which includes a track shirt, and $45 for a non-resident, also including the shirt. The program will be limited to 60 participants.

Parents may register their children at the Lewiston Department of Recreation, 65 Central Avenue, prior to April 25. FMI, call 513-3005.


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