BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater Cleveland
ORGANIZER: YMCA of Greater Cleveland
YMCA of Cleveland Ohio, Inc. wrote -
We Run This City is a highly rewarding health and wellness program of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland that engages Cleveland youth in running which is improving their physical fitness, building self-esteem, promoting self-empowerment, and supporting their success in school and future pursuits. Now in its tenth year, We Run This City has offered thousands of Cleveland public school students the opportunity to spend the school year setting fitness goals, learning about health and nutrition, and training for and participating in Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Race Day events. Data shows that We Run This City is improving health for at-risk Cleveland youth, which is contributing to the future health and economic vitality of northeast Ohio.
We at William Cullen Bryant are entering our second year with We Run this City. We had great success our first year with 25 runners finishing the program. We are looking forward to another great year with even more participants!
We would like to share a letter we received from one of our runners...this is why we joined this program!
Dear Mrs. Larkin and Mrs. Gallagher,
I would like to thank both of you for helping me with WRTC. You guys brought me so much confidence that I never knew I had and I thank you for that. When I would have to run before this I would make an excuse to get out of it. Not anymore. I like to run, not LOVE, but like. You ladies are beyond awesome. So again, I would love to thank you both.
Your Runner _______