Run With US!

Mary Linn 2Run With US! is a USA Track & Field Foundation school and community center based program utilizing elite track & field athletes—Olympians and Olympic hopefuls teaching a running & exercise, nutrition, goal setting & self-esteem curriculum.

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The Track & Field and Running community is uniquely positioned to drive meaningful, measurable change in the health of our nation’s youth. A carefully-selected corps of Olympians and aspiring Olympic track and field athletes have been trained to deploy a targeted curriculum to youth populations both virtually and intimately in targeted communities and schools with lessons of fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and fueling life ambitions. Additional athletes will be trained on an ongoing basis as new programs are launched in subsequent locales.

In exchange for their service to communities and the youths therein, the US elite track and field athletes receive a measure of the financial support they need to finance their Olympic aspirations.

  • Deployment of screened, trained, charismatic Track & Field Olympians and aspiring Olympians
  • Connect through schools primarily – elementary, middle & high school – but also YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Running Clubs
  • Activation potential of more than 300 athletes, 50,000 schools, 3000 running clubs, thousands of road race events, metro markets nation-wide, 150,000 USA Track & Field members and millions of children & their parents through face-to-face, Skype, and virtual means
  • All programs are 100% free to the schools, but we will sometimes use a school incentive program to drive progress
  • Achievement in measured use of health curriculum and active engagement of the kids

Try our new Run With US! exer-game app for FREE featuring USATF Foundation grantee athletes!  Now available for iOS and Android devices.

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