Why is R4R changing its adult training?

Across the nation (and in the Sacramento region), adult training programs that have targeted specific races with 9/18-week training’s are on a dramatic decline. Although Runnin’ for Rhett hasn’t seen the declines that other training groups have seen, we have seen a decline in our weekly attendance numbers. I believe that R4R training group numbers have bucked the local and national trends because so many of our trainees are passionate for our cause/mission, many continuing to register for training just to help fund our Youth Fitness Program.

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How did R4R decide on the new Blue Crew format?

We gathered a number of R4R trainees (new AND long-term) together to brainstorm adult training ideas. We asked people what they liked and disliked about our adult training. We learned that our trainees want more options and more flexibility. They wanted more payment options and an opportunity to bring younger family members out to train with them. We learned that our R4R coaches are best utilized at our weekly track workouts.

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What is the Blue Crew?

Whether you are just getting off the couch or a seasoned competitor, our training Blue Crews will help you prepare for a successful event. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Our R4R Blue Crew is designed to offer a wide array of training options to our members. Beginner to veteran, slow to fast, young to old – we’ve a program for you, in your community, at convenient times/days in almost every possible topic: walking to 5K racing, trail running to cycling, social to competitive. Check out all our training Crews here and come join us. Your membership affords you unlimited access to all and as many Crews as you like plus a baby blue R4R Blue Crew technical t-shirt.

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What is the Runnin’ for Rhett Non-Profit Organization?

Runnin’ for Rhett is a non-profit organization that was founded on December 7th, 2007 by a grass roots group of family and friends that love Rhett Seevers. The group has grown to over 1,000 supporters. Our mission is to LET RHETT’S STORY INSPIRE those who feel defeated, UPLIFT those who feel down and ENCOURAGE all to take that first step, and MOVE INTO LIFE.

Our members run together to train for a number of races (half marathons and marathons) throughout the year. Visit our Training page for more info.

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Meetup? What is the new Meetup platform all about?

  1. We researched and found that the best tool for us to use for our new training format is a web platform called Meetup. We will be using the Meetup platform for all of our blue crew training’s. If you want to take part, you’ll need to create a Meetup profile for yourself. R4R membership allows you to attend as many Blue Crews as you wish. And, don’t worry, we’ve created some great tools that will help you with step-by-step instructions.

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How much does it cost to be a part of the blue crew?

In an effort to give R4R trainees more financial flexibility, we are offering MONTHLY billing ($15/month) and FAMILY ($25/month for up to a family of four) pricing. Members can leave the program at the end of ANY MONTH with no further obligation. Remember, once you are a member, your membership entitles you to go to AS MANY Blue Crews as you wish.

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What do I get with my membership?

With you monthly payment, you’ll receive the following benefits:


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Will there be pace groups?

R4R will not offer pace leaders this year. Many of the blue crew leaders are former R4R pace group leaders. If you’d like to continue to train with a pace leader that you’ve worked with in the past, please review the Meetup calendar and look for your former pace leader. We encourage all members to choose a Blue Crew that is most convenient for YOU. You can then invite friends to join you.

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What races will Runnin’ for Rhett be training for?

Here’s a list of the races the Blue Crew is training for in 2017. The list will be updated periodically as blue crews are adding new races every week.

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Will Runnin’ for Rhett still get together as a group?

Runnin’ for Rhett believes in continuing to build the R4R community. The organization will continue to host quarterly community gatherings, encouraging all blue crews to use a specific targeted day to train together. The first community gathering will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Hagan Community Center in Rancho Cordova from 8 am to 10 am.

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When will we see the Runnin’ for Rhett coaches?

The Runnin’ for Rhett coaches will be hosting weekly track workouts in Elk Grove, Folsom and Sacramento. Check the Meetup calendar for the track workout that works best for your schedule.

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Okay, so how do I sign up for a blue crew?

  1. Sign up for free on Meetup. Watch video below and then go here to sign up. Already a member of Meetup? Skip to Step 2 below.

2. Join R4R Blue Crew. Watch video below and then go to here to join Blue Crew

3. Once you’ve signed up for Meetup and joined Blue Crew, come back and watch these videos to learn how to find Crews and Events as well as adjust your profiles and notifications.

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If I don’t see a Blue Crew that works for me, can I create my own Blue Crew?

If you don’t see a crew that fits your needs, please reach out to us at info@runninforrhett.org, and we’ll help you set up your own Blue Crew. You may be surprised at how many other people want to train with you.

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Who / What is the beneficiary of the fundraising efforts of the Runnin’ for Rhett Non-Profit Organization?

R4R Youth Fitness Program: Since its inception, over $220,000 have been funded to 148 Sacramento region elementary, middle and high schools. The grant awards include a 5-week after school training program that provides a twice-weekly coached training program, a baby blue R4R cotton t-shirt and an entry into a designated race in April and November. Upon completion of their race, the students are also awarded a special race medal.

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I would like more information about the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.

R4R Youth Fitness Program is a program designed to combat childhood obesity in at-risk youth by educating young people and their families on fitness and nutrition. With a mission to expand, the Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation currently awards grants to schools in the 4-county Sacramento area. Read more about our Youth Fitness Program.

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Why should I join Runnin’ for Rhett?

You should join Runnin’ for Rhett if you want to Move Into Life. We believe that it’s not how fast or far you go, but the fact that you are out there moving that matters. Our blue crew training will help you reach your training goals while meeting new friends along the way.

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