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JUST RUN Chosen as Highlighted Running Program for New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race -- JUST RUN schools have a chance to win a free portable stereo system!
November 2, 2016
JUST RUN, the award-winning youth fitness program of the Big Sur International Marathon, has been selected as one of a handful of national programs featured by the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race.
The Race is challenging America’s schools to collectively run, jog, and walk one billion miles. Participation by schools is easy and completely free, and by sharing their miles, schools make themselves eligible for exciting grants and prizes.
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.
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.
JUST RUN, the youth fitness program developed by leaders from the Big Sur International Marathon, was named National Youth Program of the Year by Running USA at its recent annual industry conference in New Orleans.
"JUST RUN's involvement in the sport of youth running continues to not only inspire thousands of children to live healthy, active lives, but provides a wonderful model for other teachers and leaders to develop in their communities,” said Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger as he presented the award and a $5,000 check in front of 700 industry leaders. “This program provides all the components necessary to create long-lasting, healthy change for children within their communities."
JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program Offered as Graduate Level Class
July 7, 2015
The University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA has partnered with the Big Sur International Marathon to offer its JUST RUN youth fitness program as an accredited UOP graduate level course. The program is one of many course offerings available to teachers in California and other states throughout the nation for professional enrichment and salary advancement.