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We are seeking male and female athletes between the ages of 5 to18.

The C2K Striders is open to anyone within Allen County.


Find out what all the excitement is about!

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Jeff Williams III

"First meet since 2021 and it was tuff.  I finished 3rd in my age group.

I will be back and better"


July 9, 2023


Meet Our Coaches

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Program Director

Chris Jackson

Chris is retired from the Lima Fire Department after 33 years of service. He has been actively engaged in working with youth as the executive head of the C2K Striders for the past 18 years, through AAU coaching for over 30 years, as an assistant basketball and football coach for the Lima City Schools for the past 19 years, and as a Community Relations and Recruiting Specialist for Big Brother/Big Sisters for the past two years.



Alex Jackson

Alex came to Lima to begin a career at Honda after a tour of duty in Iraq over 20 years ago. He is motivated by working with youth through sport. In addition to his work with the C2K Striders for the past five years, Alex has served as the Assistant Varsity Track Coach at Perry for the past four years.

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