January 30, 2017 by Let Me Run National
Let Me Run Hires Christopher Tuttle as DC Metro Regional Director
Nonprofit Running Program for Boys Builds Infrastructure to Support DC Regional Growth.
Charlotte, NC; January 2017 — Let Me Run is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Tuttle as the organization’s DC Metro Regional Director. Let Me Run is a nonprofit program for boys with a comprehensive curriculum that uses running to counteract negative societal pressures and stereotypes.
“The main impact I hope to make is to help give young boys a sense of purpose, motivation, drive and confidence in themselves. My goal is to get as many boys in the DC-Metro area moving one step at a time by introducing the importance of physical education, teamwork and leadership through our seven-week running program,“ says Christopher.
Before joining the Let Me Run team, Christopher’s background includes physical education, personal training, and recreation program management., and he has been an avid runner and coach for over 13 years.
Since beginning in Charlotte, NC in 2009, the organization has reached over 13,000 4th – 8th grade boys across 23 states and counting. With a history of over 50 teams, the DC Metro region has steadily grown over the past four years.
“Let Me Run has had a presence in the DC Metro region since the first pilot team in 2012,” says Paul Martino, Executive Director of Let Me Run. “Although growth was slow initially, the energy around Let Me Run in the DC region in recent years has skyrocketed, and the demand for the program is high. It’s now time to put the infrastructure in place in order to reach every boy in the DC Metro region. Christopher has the energy, passion, and experience to fulfill this vision.”
With a national growth rate of over 60% per year, the need for Let Me Run is obvious. Challenging the negative pressures society places on boys, Let Me Run’s holistic curriculum encourages positive emotional, social, and physical development with lesson topics including emotional expression, anti-bullying, teamwork and healthy eating. Upon completion of the seven-week season, Let Me Run boys compete in a celebratory 5k race and leave the program with a sense of accomplishment, a deeper belief in self, and a greater appreciation for their peers.
More About Let Me Run
Let Me Run is a nonprofit holistic health program that uses the power of running to teach and inspire 4th - 8th grade boys to be themselves, build healthy relationships and live active lifestyles.
New Let Me Run teams are typically started by local coaches or parents, who have a passion for supporting young boys’ physical and emotional health. Individuals interested in bringing the Let Me Run program to their communities are encouraged to contact the organization online at LetMeRun.org. Online donations to support the program and its scholarship efforts are also encouraged and greatly appreciated.