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Kilometer Kids

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BENEFITING: ATLANTA TRACK CLUB INC

ORGANIZER: ATLANTA TRACK CLUB INC

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Courtney Strosnider

THE STORY:

My Running Story:

I've honestly been running my whole life. I was the kid in P.E. class who would beg the teacher to let us run more. In 7th grade after completing the 1 mile run test in P.E. class, my P.E. teacher said to me, "why don't you run cross country next year?" My response, "what's cross country?" After then attending the JV/Varsity High School cross country team interest meeting, I couldn't wait. From 8th grade through my senior year of high school, I ran every season of cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. And every summer I trained for the upcoming season of cross country. I attended The College of William and Mary where I ran on my own and competed in road races as often as my college budget would allow. I ran my first half marathon during my freshman year of college and was hooked on the longer distances. For a few years, I competed on the Fort Lee, Virginia, Army Ten Miler Team. In graduate school at James Madison University while working towards my masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, I taught a general kinesiology course with a running component. My graduate program was a unique atmosphere--majority of the professors and most of the students were all endurance athletes. We trained and competed together.  Comparing our V02max scores was a regular conversation.  Since moving to Georgia in May 2014, I joined the Atlanta Track Club, became a coach for the Walton Youth Track Club in East Cobb, and have served as a Run Lead with the ATC . Running has always been a part of my life! I love sharing my passion for running with others as I help them achieve their running goals.

Why Am I Doing This:

I am excited and honored to be on the Atlanta Track Club's team for the NYC Marathon! Raising money for Kilometer Kids is so important. Kilometer Kids is an incredible organization--teaching kids at a young age how to be healthy by increasing physical activity! I teach Clinical Exercise Physiology at Georgia State. In this course, my students learn about topics such as cardiac abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, and diabetes. More importantly, we discuss the benefits of exercise for each clinical population. There is a recurring theme with many of the diseases--obesity is the #1 risk factor. Teaching children to be physically active at a young age decreases their risk for developing cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases later in the life. I am so excited to raise money for an organization that promotes healthy behavior in children!

ATLANTA TRACK CLUB INC wrote -

Mission

Kilometer Kids inspires youth to achieve health and fitness through a fun and supportive running program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.

History of the Program

Kilometer Kids is the youth running program of  Atlanta Track Club, the second largest running organization in the United States and organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The program launched in 2007 with one location serving 38 kids. Today, Kilometer Kids impacts more than 7,500 kids in communities throughout the Atlanta region and beyond. It is funded by partners, private donations and Atlanta Track Club.

What's the Benefit?

Kilometer Kids seeks to create lifelong healthy habits in children, instilling in participants the importance of an active lifestyle. Through the program, kids learn that exercise is a fun and rewarding activity, opening the door for physical activity to become a lifelong habit. Based on statistics, establishing an active lifestyle at a young age is extremely important. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is a lack of physical activity among many children that has led to a 17% obesity rate for children in the United States. By encouraging an active lifestyle with children in the Atlanta region and beyond, Kilometer Kids and Atlanta Track Club seek to improve participants’ health and the alarming statistics on childhood obesity, while imparting confidence, self-worth and drive into all Kilometer Kids participants.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,244

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Birgit Noel

    $100

  • Deborah Chensvold

    $50

  • Courtney

    $30

  • BOOM!

    $30

  • Steve Freedman

    $54

  • #10KTuesday

    $20

  • Allen Truett

    $200

  • Carol & Dan Beamer

    $50

  • Mike D

    $30

  • Dottie Setliff

    $100

  • Kat

    $10

  • Kathy Gadd

    $50

  • Terry & Dick Phillips

    $25

  • Bill and Kris Strosnider

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Sarah and Bram Welsh

    $25

  • Sara Fera

    $250

  • Naughty Soda / Ironmonger Brewing

    $300

  • Joe Lenahan

    $50

  • James and Nicole Lock

    $50

  • Jody & Alex Hudmon

    $75

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53% Raised of $4,200 Goal

The Team: $28,537 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amy Begley

Amount Raised

$8,359

 

33% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Stephanie Reynolds

Amount Raised

$7,434

 

177% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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Brad Blitz

Amount Raised

$3,161

 

75% Raised of $4,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Strosnider

Amount Raised

$2,244

 

53% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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Tina Tait

Amount Raised

$1,413

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Jessica Rudd

Amount Raised

$866

 

21% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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Joe Lenahan

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Jody & Alex Hudmon

Jody & Alex Hudmon

DONATION: $75

11 months ago

James and Nicole Lock

James and Nicole Lock

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Joe Lenahan

Joe Lenahan

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Naughty Soda / Ironmonger Brewing

Naughty Soda / Ironmonger Brewing

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Sara Fera

Sara Fera

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Sarah and Bram Welsh

Sarah and Bram Welsh

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Run Courtney Run!!! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Bill and Kris Strosnider

Bill and Kris Strosnider

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Terry & Dick Phillips

Terry & Dick Phillips

DONATION: $25

1 year ago