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The Tidewater Strider’s new youth program for children with exceptional needs! New Energy P.O.W.E.R. (Program Of Wonderfully Exceptional Runners) is an outreach running program designed especially for children with exceptional needs and their parents.

All are welcome!

Weekly practices are informal and are geared toward helping the athlete develop strength, flexibility, endurance, and most of all, confidence! Our athletes develop great friendships with their peers and coaches alike! Our background checked volunteer coaches are compassionate, energetic, and just “get it”.

The program is broken down into 3 groups: Wind, Solar, and Hydro to accommodate every ability level. Parents and coaches work together to find the best fit for the athlete, and make adjustments accordingly. Our athletes (and coaches) have so much fun; they forget they’re actually “working”!

You can follow us on Facebook for announcements and team events!

New Energy P.O.W.E.R. FB

All it takes is a membership in the Tidewater Striders at a minimal cost and a parent/caregiver accompanying their child to each practice. Children can be either on foot or in a racing stroller; whatever works best for the parent and child. We want every child to feel like they are part of “the team”.

Uniforms (singlet and shorts) and Warm ups (hoodie and pants) can be purchased at a cost of $15 per set, but are optional.

We hope this program will be a unique opportunity for our exceptional children to learn what running is all about and become valued and successful members of a team and the New Energy running family!

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