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Bamma Runs

This fitness activity challenges a child to run back and forth, touching different lines.


  • Masking or vinyl tape
  1. Find an open floor space or flat area outside.
  2. Cut or tear off five pieces of tape in five foot (two meter) lengths.
  3. Make five parallel lines about two yards, three yards, four yards and five yards apart.
  4. Stretch your leg muscles before starting.
  5. Run from the first line to the second line and run back to the start.
  6. Run from the first line to the third line and run back.
  7. Run from the first line to the fourth line and run back.
  8. Finally, run from the first line to the fifth line and run back.
  9. Each time you get to a line, you must touch it with both hands.
  10. To add to the challenge, you can do one or more push-ups when you get to each line.
Note: This running activity is named after a junior high school coach who had his players do it on the ten yard lines of the school's football field.