Running USA Youth Initiatives


Running USA Youth Initiatives

 

Youth Running Survey

In 2015, the Big Sur Marathon organization (BSIM) set out to improve the available data set available on youth running by conducting a Youth Running Program Survey. The survey focused on the number of school-based children’s running programs around the country, how many kids participate, what each program costs, and more. Find out more.

2016 Youth Program Grant

Running USA will award one $10,000 youth program grant at its 2016 Running USA Industry Conference, scheduled for Los Angeles, CA, from Feb.10-12. Funding is provided exclusively by donations. Support today’s youth runners and programs  that introduce them to a sport they will love for a lifetime. Donate today.

 

2015-2016 Goals

  1. Advocate the benefits of youth running
  2. Collaborate to combat obesity
  3. Support family and youth running programs 

2014 Youth Running Awards

Youth Event of the Year: Kids Run RVA - Sports Backers, Richmond, VA

Youth Program of the Year: Just Run - Big Sur Marathon, Monterey, CA

2013 Youth Running Awards

Youth Event of the Year: Kokopelli Kids Trail Running Series, Colorado Springs, CO

Youth Program of the Year: We Run This City, Cleveland, OH

2012 Youth Running Awards

Youth Running Event of the Year: AJC Peachtree Jr., Atlanta, GA

Program of the Year: GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, St. Louis, MO

Contributor of the Year: Rod Dixon, KiDSMARATHON Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Youth Running Awards

Program of the Year: Students Run LA, Los Angeles, CA

Youth Running Event of the Year: The Cowtown Kids 5K, Fort Worth, TX

Contributor of the Year: Kerry Vargo, Kids Run America, Denver, CO

2010 Youth Running Awards

Program of the Year: Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon, Cincinnati, OH

Youth Running Event of the Year: Junior Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Contributor of the Year: Tim Arem, PhD – T-Bone Productions, Asheville, NC

2009 Youth Running Awards

Program of the Year: Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, Minneapolis, MN

Youth Running Event of the Year: Operation Smile Final Mile, Virginia Beach, VA

Contributor of the Year: Dean Karnazes - Karno Kids Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2008 Youth Running Awards

Program of the Year: Youth Run 4 Fun / JUST RUN San Francisco, CA

Youth Running Event of the Year: Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, Minneapolis, MN

Contributor of the Year: Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, GA

2007 Youth Running Awards

Program of the Year: Crim Youth Program, Flint, MI

Contributor of the Year: Nike 5K Run for Kids Series

2006 Youth Running Awards

Running USA Youth Programs Contributor of the Year:  Mike Dove, Just Run, Monterey County, California, and Susan Love, Just Run

Youth Runner Program of the Decade: New York Road Runners Foundation

Youth Runner Best New Program of the Year: Colorado Kids Marathon Milers

 

 

 

 

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