Generation Run is either an 8k run (that's about 5 miles) or a .8k walk (about a half mile).
What does it have to do with Philadelphia schools? gener8tionrun is the signature fundraising event of Students Run Philly Style, the only program in Philadelphia that helps youth go farther through mentorship and long distance running:
- Almost half of Philadelphia’s children are overweight or at high risk for becoming overweight. Students Run students addresses childhood obesity by getting students off the couch and into a healthy lifestyle.
- In a city where almost 7,000 juvenile arrests were made in Philadelphia last year, Students Run combats soaring youth violence by providing students with a safe after-school activity led by strong adult role-models in the form of our running leaders.
- After training for something as difficult as a marathon, getting an A in History doesn’t seem so impossible anymore! The self-esteem, goal-setting and discipline our youth learn through running translates into improved performance in the classroom. Now that’s something to be proud of!
So what are you waiting for? Help out this great cause by running or walking in April. It's just $35 to run or $15 to walk (other rates available for teams and pairs)
SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2011
8K run starts at 8AM
.8K walk immediately follows 8K start
PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD
I hope to see you there!