Crazy Running of Lake Norman

Crazy Running is an engaging track and field program introducing youth athletes to the joy of running while simultaneously inspiring them to live healthy and confident lives. Our programs are age-appropriate, kid-tested and developed by a USA Track and Field certified coach. We teach our athletes the fundamentals of track and field – jumps, hurdles, throws, sprints and distance events! Athletes will do a lot of running, sprinting, jumping, bounding, stretching, speed development, endurance development, form drills, strength exercises and more! We also incorporate imaginative games, and elements of creative play to engage and encourage our youngest runners. Athletes are divided into groups based on the ages of those in attendance, and all are challenged.

In addition to the expert-designed curriculum, each of our coaches has been trained to work specifically with children while being proficient in national safe sport practices via completion of the U.S. SafeSport training course.


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Youth Programs


 

Winter Conditioning


Winter Training 2024

These sixty-minute workouts are designed and led by a USA Track and Field certified coaches. Workouts include running, stretching, strength training, running form work, plyometrics, speed development and more! The Crazy Running program motivates, encourages, and challenges young athletes to push themselves, improve their fitness and develop their athletic ability.  Crazy Running Winter Conditioning will help the young athlete: Be more prepared for spring sports, increase speed and endurance, improve core strength, increase overall fitness in the off-season, and become a stronger athlete! Play Crazy, Run Hard!

Huntersville

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 5-14)
 When:
Sundays (4p) and Wednesdays (4:15p) January 7th – February 10th
 Where:Richard Barry Park (Huntersville)
Cost:1 session per week $55 / 2 sessions per week $99 / Unlimited $135

Mooresville

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 5-14)
 When:
Tuesdays (4:15p) January 7th – February 10th
 Where:Bellingham Park (Mooresville)
Cost:1 session per week $55 / 2 sessions per week $99 / Unlimited $135

Davidson

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 5-14)
 When:
Thursdays (4:15p) January 7th – February 10th
 Where:Fisher Farms Park (Davidson)
Cost:1 session per week $55 / 2 sessions per week $99 / Unlimited $135

Community School of Davidson

 Who:Crazy Runners (grades K-5)
 When:Wednesdays (3:15p – 4:15p) January 17th – February 28th
 Where:Community School of Davidson (current students only)
Cost:$95 for 7 practices

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Spring Training


Lake Norman Spring Training

Our program is designed to help develop coordination and athleticism in young kids. No matter what sport your kids are getting ready for, running can get them in great condition and help them become balanced, well-rounded athletes. We teach the fundamentals using structured practices, form drills, running specific exercises, and running specific plyometrics. We believe in teaching kids to run correctly, being physically challenged each practice, and having fun with running games designed to bring out the competitive spirit.

This fun, challenging training program will prepare Preschoolers (3-4) Junior Crazy Runners (5 – 7 year olds) and Crazy Runners (8 – 14 year olds) to compete in a local race at the end of the season. We will focus on goal setting and determination as we train to compete in this fun day of races!

Spring Training at the Park

Huntersville’s Barry Park

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 4-14)
 When:Sundays, Wednesdays or both Sundays and Wednesdays March 10th – May 5th
 Where:Richard Barry Park
13345 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC
Cost:$165 for both days $115 for one day per week
Notes:Please reach out for further questions.

Torrence Creek Elementary 

 Who:Jr. Crazy Runners grades K-2 (Mondays)
Crazy Runners grades 3-5 (Wednesdays)
 When:March 6 – May 8, 3:30p – 4:30p
 Where:Torrence Creek Elementary
14550 Ranson Rd. Huntersville, NC
Cost:$115
Notes:Wednesday runners will focus on drills such as hurdles, shot put, jumping, and relays.

Liberty Prep

 Who:Grades K-5
 When:March 11 – May 2; Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00p – 4:00p
 Where:LPCA Campus 229 Midway Lake Road
Cost:$130
Notes:Please reach out for further questions.

Mooresville’s Bellingham Park

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 3-14)
 When:Sundays and Wednesdays
March 10th – May 5th
 Where:Bellingham Park
1600 Bellingham Dr. Mooresville, NC
Cost:Town of Mooresville Website
Registration:Town of Mooresville Website

Cornelius Elementary School 

 Who:Jr. Crazy Runners grades K-2 (Mondays)
Boys grades 3-5 (Wednesdays)
 When:2024 Registration will open soon.
 Where:Cornelius Elementary
21126 Catawba Ave Cornelius, NC
Cost:2024 Program Information Coming Soon!
Notes:2024 Program Information Coming Soon!

Corvian Community School 

 Who:Jr. Crazy Runners (grades K-2) 
Crazy Runners  (grades 3-4) 
 When:2024 Registration will open soon.
 Where:Corvian Community School
9501 David Taylor Dr. Charlotte, NC
Cost:2024 Program Information Coming Soon!
Notes:2024 Program Information Coming Soon!

Community School of Davidson

 Who:Jr. Crazy Runners (grades K-2)
Crazy Runners (grades 3-5)
 When:March 5th – April 23rd
 Where:Community School of Davidson
Cost:$95
Notes:Scholarships available upon request.

Cannon School 

 Who:Crazy Runners (grades K-3) 
 When:Fridays, March 22nd – May 17th
 Where:Cannon School
5801 Poplar Tent Road
Concord, NC 28027
Cost:Based on 5 practices
Notes:Program registration is managed through the Cannon School website.

Crazy Running Spring Fun Run

Crazy Running’s Spring Fun Run is a fun and family-friendly kick off to our spring training sessions. We’ll have four distances available so kids of all ages can participate.

 Who:Crazy Runners ages 1 – 15
 When:TBD
4 p.m.
 Where:Richard Barry Park Track 
(track area behind Barnette Elementary)
13707 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost:100 meter dash – free for ages 3 and under
400 meter race – $10
800 meter race – $10
1-mile race – $15
Crazy Challenge Entry – $20 to compete in each distance offered.
Note:Runners will be grouped by age group to compete, and all runners will receive a medal.


 

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Summer Training Options


2024 Summer Track & Field Training

We know families usually have a full summer schedule planned. In an effort to keep kids active over the summer and get them away from computer screens we are offering flexible programming. We will host 17 Crazy Running sessions and with the purchase of one punch card you can attend any 12 sessions you choose.

This is a program designed to teach the young athlete the fundamentals of Track and Field – jumps, hurdles, throws, sprints and distance events! Athletes will do lots of running, sprinting, jumping, bounding, stretching, speed development, endurance development, form drills, strength exercises and more! This program is GREAT EXERCISE, awesome conditioning, and speed development! Athletes are divided into age groups, and all are challenged!

We will host 2 track meets throughout the summer for your kids to compete, these meets are included in the punch card program price.

 Who:Crazy Runners 4-14
 When:June 11th – August 13th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
8:30am – 9:30am
 Where:Richard Barry Park Track
(behind Barnette Elementary)
13707 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost:$135-12 practices, $150-unlimited practices
More Info:The punch card can be used for 12 of the 18 sessions offered throughout the summer, and also includes one free spot into both of the 2024 summer track meets.

2024 Summer Track Meets

Our Crazy Running Youth Track Meets are a fun, fast-paced, kid-friendly, low-key track meet competition for young athletes. Five track events, and three field events will be contested in heats based on age and gender.  The meet will be hand-timed.  The track meet will run on a rolling schedule. Participation will be limited.

 Who:Crazy Runners (ages 2-14)
 When:June 23rd and August 11th
 Where:Richard Barry Park Track
(behind Barnette Elementary)
13707 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost:Included in the Summer Punch Card Program, or $20 per child ages 4+ (ages 3 and under are free)
Events:Shot Put 
Long Jump
Kids Turbo Javelin
50 meter (athletes 7 & Under)
100 meter dash
800 meter 
400 meter
1 Mile (athletes 7 & up)

Summer Camps


Crazy Running Summer Camp Program

Campers will enjoy an engaging track and field program designed to introduce children to the joy of running while also teaching the basic sport fundamentals. The summer camp program will focus on a different event each day, learning discus, hurdles, turbo javelin, shot put, and sprints among other skills. A healthy snack will be provided, and campers will receive a shirt.

The two summer track meets are included with participation in our summer camp. The track meets will take place on June 23rd and August 11th at Richard Barry Park.

Huntersville sessions is open for registration through our website.

 Who:Crazy Runners ages 4-14
 When:June 17th – June 21st
Huntersville Summer Camp
Daily 8:30 a.m. – noon
 Where:Richard Barry Park in Huntersville
Cost:$140
Note:2024 registration is open!

Each day will be a combination of running activities/games and field events. Snacks will be provided for our runners.

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Fall Training


2024 Fall Training

This is a program designed to teach the young athlete the fundamentals of Track and Field – jumps, hurdles, throws, sprints and distance events! Athletes will do lots of running, sprinting, jumping, bounding, stretching, speed development, endurance development, form drills, strength exercises and more! This program is GREAT EXERCISE, awesome conditioning, and speed development! Athletes are divided into groups based on the ages of those in attendance, and all are challenged!

Each child will be automatically entered into the end-of-season race December 2nd.

If you have interest in Crazy Running at your school let kahlie know.

Fall Track and Field – Barry Park

(Sundays)

 Who:Runners ages 3 – 14 (separated via age into Junior and Upperclassmen runners)
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Richard Barry Park
13707 Beatties Ford Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost:$115 (or $165 for both Sunday and Wednesday practices)
Note:

Fall Track and Field – Bellingham Park

(Sundays)

 Who:Runners ages 3 – 14 (separated via age into Junior and Upperclassmen runners)
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Bellingham Park (Mooresville)
1600 Bellingham Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
Cost:$115
Note:Meet by the shelter at the playground.
Registration is managed through Mooresville Parks and Rec.
The end of season race will be December 2nd.

Fall Track and Field – Barry Park

(Wednesdays)

 Who:Runners ages 4 – 14 (separated via age into Junior and Upperclassmen runners)
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Richard Barry Park
13707 Beatties Ford Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Cost:$115 or $165 for both Wednesdays and Sundays.
Note:The end of season race will be December 2nd.

Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy

 Who:Grades K – 5
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy
Cost:$130 per child
Race:The end of season race will be December 2nd.

Community School of Davidson

 Who:Grades K-5
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Community School of Davidson
Cost:$95 per child
Note:The end of season race will be December 2nd.

Torrence Creek Elementary School

 Who:Jr. Crazy Runners: Grades K-2
Upperclassmen Crazy Runners: Grades 3-5
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Torrence Creek Elementary School
Cost:$115 per child
Note:The end of season race will be December 2nd.

Cannon School

(Registration through Cannon School)

 Who:Grades K-3
 When:Registration will open in August of 2024.
 Where:Cannon School
Cost:$128 via Beyond the Bell school website
Note:The end of season race will be December 2nd.

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About Us


Meet the Coach

Kahlie Abrahams
Kahlie@crazyrunning.com                                                              
Kahlie moved to Huntersville, NC after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2013 with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. A native of Western New York, she began running at the varsity level in seventh grade and has been passionate about health and fitness ever since. While at Wake Forest, she was the Head Manager of the women’s soccer team and a volunteer coach with Crazy Running. She has also volunteered as a physical therapy assistant, worked as a YMCA Wellness Coach, and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She has competed in a variety of 5Ks, and obstacle course races. In her spare time she enjoys running with her dog, hiking, and living an active lifestyle.


Tyler Abrahams
crazy@crazyrunning.com
Tyler, originally from Cleveland Ohio, moved to Huntersville, NC after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2013.  Tyler has always enjoyed living an active lifestyle.  He enjoys running 5Ks, half marathons, playing baseball, and weight training.  He started coaching baseball when he was a senior in high school, since then he has found many opportunities to coach and encourage children.  After volunteering at countless Crazy Running practices, Tyler decided to become a part of the Crazy Running Team!


Heather Bachman 
crazy@crazyrunning.com 
Heather is a former teacher and now home school mom of two kids. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Youth Fitness Specialist. Heather is currently in her sixth season of coaching the run club for Burn BootCamp Concord and Harrisburg and she has trained kids’ boot camp classes there for the past few years. She began working with Crazy Running in the spring of 2019 at Covenant Classical School and greatly enjoyed time with the kids there! Heather loves sharing her love of running and fitness with the next generation and can’t wait to see what each new season brings.


Caitlin Barry
crazy@crazyrunning.com
Caitlin is an Ironman 70.3 competitor, two-time marathon finisher, three-time sprint triathlon finisher, and recognized as the only female from New Mexico to compete professionally in the NASCAR Truck Series, Caitlin Barry is the director of marketing and a coach at Crazy Running of Lake Norman. She has experience coaching children’s sports as well as speaking with kids about the power of sport. Caitlin grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a varsity tennis player, competitive club soccer player and race car driver. She attended college at Belmont Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a concentration in Sports Management. When she’s not crazy running, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her rambunctious toddler, husband, and family.” 


JoEllen Price

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crazy@crazyrunning.com
JoEllen grew up running around track meets with her father, a high school track and cross country coach. Her love of running reignited as an adult, and she’s now completed several half marathons, 5Ks and every distance in between. A home school Mom of three, she also enjoys leading group hikes for Moms and kids at the local state parks. She began working with Crazy Running in the fall of 2019, and she loves the opportunity to teach and encourage Crazy Runners to do their best at every practice and have fun! She hopes her young runners will learn to love active, healthy lifestyles for many years to come. 

Katie McKendrick

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crazy@crazyrunning.com
Katie moved to Huntersville, NC from Corning, NY after graduating from the University of Rochester in 2019 with degrees in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies. Katie began competing as a distance runner in 7th grade and continued all the way through college. In her spare time, she dreams of traveling the world for fun races and loves to run and hike. She believes that living an active lifestyle is a great way to learn to appreciate the power of our own bodies and the beauty of our surrounding environments. She began coaching with Crazy Running in the Fall of 2019 and her goal is to share her love and passion for running with all of the young runners she works with.  

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