STRIDE is a fun fitness and running program for boys in grades 3rd - 5th. Boys have the chance to share their thoughts and opinions about various life topics in a safe, encouraging environment that helps them develop character while building their running endurance to compete in a 5K.
Success + Teamwork + Respect + Inspiration + Determination = Excellence in Character
We encourage boys to exhibit excellence in character in all aspects of their lives, make healthy choices and build confidence by leading them through a curriculum that incorporates fun activities and running.
The spring season will begin the week of March 19th and end May 24th. Each STRIDE team meets twice a week for 10 weeks. Trained volunteer coaches start each session with an introduction of the day’s character-building lesson, followed by a warm-up, group discussion, running workout and interactive games. In each session, the boys build the stamina, techniques and confidence to run a 5K. Boys who demonstrate excellent character are rewarded with a STRIDE dog tag at the end of the lesson. At the conclusion of the ten-week session, the boys celebrate by participating in a 5K with their coaches, parents and running partners.
STRIDE gives boys the opportunity to share and explore issues that they face in school, at sports, in the community and at home. They learn the importance of being a good friend, working as a team, saying no to drugs and making good decisions. We want to help boys become young men who KNOW what is right, CARE what is right and DO what is right.
Registration will open February 15, 2018
You need a safe outdoor space, like a field or track, for boys to run in and an indoor space, like a gym or classroom, in case of inclement weather. Each STRIDE team requires a minimum of eight participants, and the maximum team size is 20.
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Ryan Westerkamp, Program Director, email@example.com
515-224-9901 ext. 242