WHAT WE DO:
Children run various distances over time to accumulate a total of 25.2 miles. Kids Running America participants then earn the unforgettable reward of coming together to complete their final mile at one of our Final Mile Events and cross the actual marathon finish line.
WHY WE DO IT:
Today's youth are reported as being the most inactive generation in history, creating major health care challenges. The cause of this epidemic comes from too much TV, video games, increased computer usage, excessive consumption of fast food and poor eating habits, and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. The percentage of overweight children has doubled over the last 30 years, leaving in its trail serious health and social consequences for the future of our children and our nation.
KRA is an opportunity for young people to build self-esteem, improve their health and experience their own personal power! Based on a non-competitive philosophy, every coached training run and final event focuses on the goal of completion. Each KRA participant, whether on a training run or crossing the 'ultimate' finish line is a winner! While running is the core activity, KRA also equips each child with discipline, dedication and the skills to set and achieve goals.
Mission Statement: To reduce the epidemic of childhood obesity Kids Running America is dedicated to creating an awareness and promoting a healthy lifestyle through our incremental running programs for America's school age children.