R4R Youth Fitness Program
Applications for Fall 2017 open April 3rd, 2017.
R4R Youth Fitness Program is designed to combat childhood obesity in at-risk youth by educating young people and their families on fitness and nutrition. The Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation makes training available at no charge to schools in the 4-county Sacramento area. We are now partnering with Sacramento Running Association and their Youth Fitness program. We will be the official training program for any SRA Youth Fitness schools, with SRA continuing the tradition of the maraFUNrun Race for the schools participating in the training.
Rhett’s parents, Randy and Beth Seevers, will meet with school officials, coaches, participants and their families to share Rhett’s story, offering motivation and encouragement to ensure a meaningful experience for all. During the 7-week training program, the students meet two times per week with coaches to learn about proper running technique, stretches, and nutrition. In addition to training, each participant receives race entrance to the CIM maraFUNrun, a Runnin’ for Rhett t-shirt and wristband, and a finishing medal.
Coaches are made up of teachers, staff, or parents, of each school and are paid a stipend for their time, ranging from $50 to $250, depending on the number of students that are participating in the after school training.
Our hope is to use this program to touch the lives of all youth from a wide variety of different backgrounds. It is our experience that youth who feel like part of a team – accepted and encouraged – hold a higher self-worth, and will be more prepared for life’s challenges.
Dates for Fall 2017
- Apr 3 – Applications open
- Sep 15 – Applications close
- Sep 25 – Coach / Rhett Rep training in Elk Grove
- Sep 26 – Coach / Rhett Rep training in Sacramento
- Oct 16 – 6 Week training begins
- Dec 3 – CIM maraFUNrun 55 – Downtown Sacramento, 9th and Capitol Mall
For more information, contact Karin@runninforrhett.org.