Getting Started

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Welcome! JUST RUN is ongoing throughout the school year. 

This is how to get a JUST RUN Program up and running.

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We are pleased that you will be implementing JUST RUN and appreciate your desire to promote youth fitness. Your enthusiasm and commitment will ensure your success!

Keep in mind the goals of the JUST RUN program – an opportunity for children to learn about running and physical activity in a fun environment, one which encourages pride in accomplishment. There is a link between their lifetime health and being active & eating properly. It beomes their choice.

If you have any questions about the program please use our contact form.


Become familiar with the many facets and features of JUST RUN. 


Read the Liability Release Form, which contains the Terms and Conditions. 


Submit your School/Volunteer Application online (link disabled). After your application has been approved and entered into the database you will be sent a confirmation email. Then you will be able to access your school/group.


Only one coordinator needs to submit an application for a school. Additional teachers, and their classes, can be listed on the coordinator's submission. Email the program director if additional teachers would like to participate at a later date. 


Once you are registered and have received your verification email you can log on JUST RUN Across the USA
  • From the Home page of the site — click the Log in to add miles & deeds green button in the header. From the Run Across the USA page — click the blue Login button. Or go to
  • Enter your email and password and then click the small Login button. 
  • Now you can add students, add mileage and deeds earned, record and compare mile times, and view incentive awards earned.

Watch detailed videos on how to enter students, miles, and times on the Training Videos page.


The “JUST RUN Tips” section of the website provides a wealth of information for the successful implementation of your program, including:

  • Measuring your Running Course
  • Advice from Successful Programs
  • Recording Mileage for Running Across the USA and Europe
  • Typical Workout Session


Be sure to take advantage of the many forms found in this Quick Start Guide section. These include a Just Deeds Form, Running Log, and Mile Marker signs, for example, and a JUST RUN Club Card when they begin the program. The cards are best printed on heavy paper or card stock. 


If you would like to keep track of incentive awards, see the section below HOW TO TRACK INCENTIVE AWARDS.


All leaders can take advantage of the printable online mileage incentive cards to present to their students for designated mileage goal achievements.

Mileage Incentive Cards are available on the JUST RUN Forms page.

For leaders in locales sponsored by the JUST RUN program (Monterey, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties in CA) the INCENTIVE SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS.

  • A Mile Marker chart, bookmark, and plastic foot will be provided when they begin the program, followed by mileage tokens when they reach their goals of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles.
  • A 30 inch ball-chain necklace will be sent along with the same number of designated #5 tokens. So that the children can proudly wear and keep track of their earned mileage incentives.
  • The children receive wristbands when they reach accumulated mileage of 25, 50, 75, and 100.

  • JUST RUN shirt awards are provided for children accumulating 50 miles of running/walking and have completed 26 Just Deeds, the good citizenship component of the program. Be sure to enter sizes for your children.
  • Incentives will be sent to the school's coordinator following the 1st and 15th of each month.

Please note: Names, mileage, and Just Deeds are deleted on August 1st in preparation for the new school year. Coordinators must re-submit a new School/Organization Application (link disabled) each year that their school or group would like to participate.