• 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 100,000 children in 33 states have logged over 2,700,000 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

3 Millionth Mile Celebrated

May 2 2016
3 Million Mile Celebration
Seven hundred students at Santa Lucia School in King City, CA, joined their fellow students on the field this week to celebrate the three millionth mile logged by the children in the Big Sur Marathon’s youth fitness program, JUST RUN.

Testimonials

Participating in the JUST RUN Program has been a very positive experience for me and my kindergarten class.  Physical Education is an important daily activity.  By participating in this program I saw myself taking the students out for P.E. more regularly.  I was also able to observe children become motivated to run every day.  Students built their endurance by being consistent with the JUST RUN Program.  They look forward to this part of the day. Students are forming habits that lead to healthier lifestyles.  JUST RUN had an impact on my students; when asked to run three laps around the track, one of my students ran seven laps!  This shows how exited my students are about running.  The JUST RUN Program should be implemented in every school!

Juana, Kindergarten Teacher, Monterey County, CA

Our Sponsors

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JUST RUN Tip

JUST RUN Bulletin Board

Stephanie Fournier, the JUST RUN coordinator at La Mesa School, created a JUST RUN bulletin board in a prominent location in the hallway of her school. She used JUST RUN mileage markers and printed them off in color for 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles. These were posted on the bulletin board along with lists of children that achieved those mileage goals. This is a great motivator and gives recognition to all the children that reach mileage goals.

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.