R4R Youth Fitness Program for Qualifying Schools
Spring 2018 applications are now open.
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.
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 5-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 Run Because You Can 5K race, 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 Spring 2018:
- December 4 – Applications open
- February 16 – Applications close
- February 26 – Coach/Rhett Rep training 6:00pm – Elk Grove, EGUSD office, 9510 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove
- February 27 – Coach/Rhett Rep training 6:00pm – Sacramento, Clunie Center, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
- March 12 – 5 Week training begins
- April 22 – Run Because You Can 5K race – Sacramento City College
For more information, contact Karin@runninforrhett.org.
For information on the Youth Fitness Ribbon Incentive program please contact Lisa at LisaO@runninforrhett.org
Run Because You Can 5K
Sunday, April 22, 2018