LOUD Kicks Off New Youth Running Program
Last year we conducted after-school youth running programs at B.T. Washington Elementary School and Franklin Middle Magnet School. We are hoping to expand that program this year to many more Title 1 schools in Hillsborough County.
Our program uses lessons, running activities, and instructional materials developed by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) specifically for young runners to introduce them to running and make the sport a part of their healthy lifestyle.
Kids Run the Nation (KRTN) is a gender inclusive, multi-week, youth running program designed to meet the physical activity goals outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Through this program, the RRCA’s vision is to help establish locally managed, youth running programs in every elementary, middle, and high school in the country, including Hillsborough County.
There is no fee for the children to participate in this program which is funded by LOUD Runners and other generous donors. Every child that participates receives a t-shirt, snacks, supplies, and a finisher’s medal after completing their one-mile race.