BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater Cleveland
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
The Mission of We Run This City Youth Marathon Program is to encourage healthy habits and exercise in Cleveland’s young people. With our running programs, we strive to teach young people to set and achieve goals, increasing their self-confidence as well as their fitness and endurance. Crossing the finish line is just the beginning!
The YMCA’s We Run This City Youth Marathon Program is a collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Case Western Reserve University Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and The Cleveland Department of Public Health.
WRTC is a 12-18 week program. Individual teams are formed at schools. The teams are led by teachers or volunteer coaches and assisted by YMCA coaches. There are 4 options that the student runners can choose:
- Running the last 1.2 miles of the race
- Running the 10k
- Running the half marathon
- Running the full marathon