Let Me Run
Let Me Run is a nationally recognized, seven week, after-school program whose mission is to inspire boys through the power of running, to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle. A group of 8-14 boys in grades 4-5 meet with two volunteer mentors/coaches (a combination of male and female volunteers is preferred) twice a week to be part of a program based on encouragement, personal goal setting and building strong friendships. Upon completion of the season, boys leave the program with a sense of accomplishment (as they are training for a 5K run to finish the season), a deeper sense of self, and a greater appreciation for their peers. Each session is an hour and 15 minutes and starts with a unity running lap, followed by stretches, running and activities centering around a daily lesson.
Click here to see a video about this program. Visit www.letmerun.org to find out how this program started.
The SPRING 2017 5K will be held on SAT., MAY 20, University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex.
Locations - Spring 2017 - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click here for registration information.
John Harris Elementary - Tues/Thurs; 3:00-4:15pm (season March 30 - May 18) - PROGRAM IS FULL!
Laura B. Anderson - Mon/Wed; 3:00-4:15pm (season March 29 - May 17)
Lowell Elementary - Tues/Thurs; 3:00-4:15pm (season March 30 - May 18)
Susan B. Anthony - Mon/Wed; 3:00-4:15pm (season March 29 - May 17)
Terry Redlin Elementary - Mon/Wed; 3:00-4:15pm (season March 29 - May 17)
Harrisburg Journey - Mon/Wed; 3:20-4:35pm (season March 29 - May 17) - PROGRAM IS FULL!
Platte Elementary - Tues/Thurs; (season March 30 - May 18)
Georgia Morse Middle School - Mon/Wed; (season March 22 - May 15)
Registration Fee: $79.50-26.50 (sliding fee scale, based on household income)
The nationally researched curriculum closely follows the credo:
1. Let Me Run boys are courageous enough to be themselves.
2. Let Me Run boys push themselves to be fit in body, mind and spirit
3. Let Me Run boys are loyal friends who encourage and support others
4. Let Me Run boys trust that teamwork, unity, respect and perseverance open doors to greatness.
5. Let Me Run boys are honest with themselves and others
6. Let Me Run boys responsibly choose what's right, never settling for what's easy.
The objectives of Let Me Run are:
1. Discover a greater awareness of each boys gifts and their gifts to others
2. Develop a sense of pride, belonging and purpose.
3. Be able to identify and express a wide range of emotions
4. Learn to be a better friend and identify true friends
5. Experience a test of endurance and personal goal setting
6. Expand their knowledge on various topics so they can make better physical, emotional and mental health choices.
7. Possess a larger understanding of various community and global needs
If you are a male or female with a passion for mentoring boys and you want to get involved in this exciting new program, please contact Stacy Stahl at 605-336-3662, ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view more information on volunteer coaching. Click here for the volunteer application.