Let Me Run

Let Me Run2021-09-22T10:27:11-05:00


For more information or questions, please contact Stacy Stahl at 605.336.3660 or sstahl@embe.org.

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 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 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.
  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.

Let Me Run, nationally, has paused programming indefinitely due to COVID-19.

If you are a male or female with a passion for mentoring boys and you want to get involved in this meanginful program, please contact Stacy Stahl at 605.681.8347 or sstahl@embe.org.


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