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Let Me Run Launches High School Program

August 26, 2016 by Spotlight

 

High school Let Me Runners develop skills, confidence, and friendships that can last a lifetime.

 

As more and more LMR alumni graduate from our elementary and middle school programs, we're excited to launch a Let Me Run high school curriculum in Charlotte, NC, so we can meet high school males exactly where they are developmentally and continue to enrich their lives through the power of running and positive self-expression.

 

What is the Let Me Run?

The Let Me Run high school program will challenge students physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally. It will push them out of their comfort zone, but it will be worth it. The goals of the program are to increase endurance, self-awareness, connections, and confidence.

 

Who can participate?

This program is specially designed for high school males, who want to lead, connect, and achieve.

 

How long is the program?

High school runners coach the elementary or middle school program for 7 weeks, then train for an 8k for 10 weeks.

 

What do High School Let Me Run teams do?

  • Attend Coach Training.
  • Coach an elementary or middle school Let Me Run team. (Practice meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes for 7 weeks.)
  • Run the 5k with their team of Let Me Run boys.
  • Join peer-led discussions, complete a service project, and train for 10 weeks with their team.
  • Race in an 8k.

 

Will Let Me Run conflict with other activities?

No, Let Me Run is a big commitment, but it is still flexible. Students can work the program around their other passions, like cross country, sports teams, theatre, or any other extracurricular activities.

 

When does the season start?

Fall season starts in late September and runs through January. Spring season starts in late March and runs through July.

 

How much does it cost?

The Let Me Run High School Program registration fee is $75, which includes two trained coaches, a t-shirt, entry into the 5k race as a coach, entry into the 8k race, and all supplies. If you register for fall and spring season together, you can save $25 for a total price of $125.


 

How do you sign up?

Step 1: Register for Coach Training here.

Step 2: Register for a High School Let Me Run team here.


 

Questions?

Feel free to email ashley@letmerun.org.

 

Tags: 8k, Achieve, Charlotte, Connect, High School, Lead, Let Me Run

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