Alberta Medical Association (AMA) disclaimer

The information contained in the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club section is to help youth learn the basics about running.

It is important to have adult supervision when taking on any new type of physical activity and to consult a physician prior to exercising if any health conditions are present which could affect one’s ability to be active.

The recommended distances are guidelines and may not be suitable for all individuals. It is important for individuals to listen to their bodies and not do too much too soon. Having an adult supervise youth who are learning to run will help ensure the youth are doing suitable amounts of exercise for their current fitness levels.

The Alberta Medical Association, its directors, employees and program partners are not legally liable for any injuries sustained as a result of taking part in activities suggested in the Alberta Medical Association Run Club Runner’s Handbook or on

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