• Susan and Mike with kids, Just Run

    Welcome to the JUST RUN Program

    Wherever you are located, we are looking forward to partnering with you to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles in our children and youth. The name JUST RUN® epitomizes our guiding principles - ACTIVITY and SIMPLICITY. Our major goal is to get as many children as possible RUNNING or WALKING or MOVING on a regular basis. JUST RUN® provides all of the tools necessary to make this possible!

  • Just Run Kids and Coaches

    Welcome to the JUST RUN Program

    Wherever you are located, we are looking forward to partnering with you to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles in our children and youth. The name JUST RUN® epitomizes our guiding principles - ACTIVITY and SIMPLICITY. Our major goal is to get as many children as possible RUNNING or WALKING or MOVING on a regular basis. JUST RUN® provides all of the tools necessary to make this possible!

  • Kids Stretching, Just Run

    Welcome to the JUST RUN Program

    Wherever you are located, we are looking forward to partnering with you to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles in our children and youth. The name JUST RUN® epitomizes our guiding principles - ACTIVITY and SIMPLICITY. Our major goal is to get as many children as possible RUNNING or WALKING or MOVING on a regular basis. JUST RUN® provides all of the tools necessary to make this possible!

JUST RUN - National Award-Winning Youth Fitness Program

This website-based program assists schools and youth organizations throughout the United States and foreign countries in the promotion of physical activity & healthy lifestyles. Outstanding success! Since the development of JUST RUN in 2005, more than 93,000 children in 33 states have logged over 2,600,000 miles!

Benefits for Children

Benefits for Teachers

  • Combats childhood obesity
  • Promotes pride in accomplishment and life-long positive habits
  • Non-competitive - all children are successful
  • A fun experience for children of all ages
  • Group goal setting
  • Educational through JUST RUN Across the USA/Europe
  • Good citizenship through Just Deeds
  • Healthy eating through Just Taste
  • FREE
  • Easy to implement and turn-key
  • Training, advice, and support provided
  • Excellent resource guide for health-related topics
  • Raises academic and fitness test scores
  • Supplements or fulfills physical activity requirements
  • Improves students' focus and behavior
  • Graduate units (CEUs) available via UOP

Spotlight

JUST RUN Reaches New Milestones

Jul 7 2015
JUST RUN, the award-winning youth fitness program developed by the Big Sur International Marathon, has hit its highest marks ever. As the 2015 academic school year comes to a close, more than 18,000 children, representing 167 schools in 19 states, have logged over a half million miles.

Testimonials

This organization does everything that the children of today need. It gives them a reason to get up and give it their all each day, it helps them set goals for themselves and see them met, it encourages helpful deeds amongst their peers, it encourages them to keep track of their progress as compared to their goals, and it encourages heathy lifestyle choices like good nutrition. These are just some the reasons why I love this JUST RUN club so much. It is making a huge difference at our school.

Mary, Second Grade, Bishop School

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JUST RUN Tip

Just Taste

Promote healthy snacks and food choices. Just Taste is an educational and fun way to incorporate nutrition into your program. Great suggestions from JUST RUN leaders can also be found on the Leader Feedback page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
Do we need to pay a fee to register for the program?
Can I register at any time or only at the beginning of the school year?
My school cannot afford to buy incentives. How should we award the kids?
What are JUST RUN Chapters?

JUST RUN Drill

Sample Warm Up Drills

It is very important to warm up the body before running or walking or doing any sports activity. Here are some sample warm up drills: Remember - no bouncing without warming up first.

  • Reach for the Stars - Stand straight and tall and reach as high as you can 5 times with each arm.
  • Sunflower - form a sunflower (circle) with arms over head and open and bend like a squat while reaching for the ground - then back up again - 5 times.
  • Volcano - make whooshing sounds as you bend down and reach for the ground - then stand up straight and tall and reach for the sky.
  • Shake it up - Shake the hands and feet at the same time for a minute.
  • Gentle Jumping Jacks - Jump gently with feet apart and hands reaching over head.
  • High Knee Running in place - Start slowly then move legs faster and higher while running in place.