Tampa Bay Youth Running
This program is designed to get elementary and middle school youth to participate in a running or walk / run program. The focus is on participation, individual achievement and ultimately to incorporate healthy choices into the children’s everyday lives. The sites will be a mixture of public and private schools, after school programs at schools, city recreation centers and YMCAs. Priority site selection will be based on sites with higher numbers of children who meet the free and reduced lunch family income criteria.
The curriculum as well as some of the start up funding will be provided by a grant from the New York Road Runner’s Foundation under their mandate of national expansion of their highly successful Youth Running Program.
Characteristics of the Youth Running Program
• 8 10 sites in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties
• Kick-off program at each site with T-bone Fitness Mania
• 10 14 weeks in duration
• 2 - 3 times per week
• 15 45 minute sessions
• Incentive based for milestones reached such as completion of each cumulative five miles
• Participation in special Youth Running Program 1 mile events at the Bay to Bay and Bay to Bay. Free entries for youth who have achieved pre-defined benchmarks.
If your child or your school is interested in participating, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Administration, coaches and site interface provided by Beach Charities staff.
If you would like to support Tampa Bay Youth Running, you can now donate directly to the program via this secure site: