RUNNING DOWN CHILDHOOD OBESITY one mile at a time
WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Run Strong Wisconsin, founded in 2011, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and spirits of children through fitness and nutrition. We offer free running programs, nutritional resources and fitness clinics to youth in our communities in an effort to fight against childhood obesity. During the summer, our youth Members run up to 15 minutes per day, three to five days per week, and are rewarded for achieving their mileage goals. We also sponsors events throughout the year that inspire fitness and fun for youth .
FITNESS THROUGH RUNNING
We promote running as a source of fitness to children ages 8-18. Studies have shown that running
improves self-esteem, builds self-confidence and helps children develop better leadership skills. Running also allows the opportunity for kids to excel physically and mentally as a person and as an athlete. Kids who run are known to build friendships and character through the lessons of sport, teamwork and communication.
HEALTH THROUGH NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS
With rising childhood obesity rates across the U.S. it is important for kids to understand how proper nutrition will affect them now and as adults. We offer nutritional guidance through literature, lessons and fitness training to help combat childhood obesity and its related illnesses. The weight of the average child has nearly doubled in the past 40 years, it is our mission to reverse these effects.
PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH TEAMWORK
Children involved in running sports have been shown to have increased energy, better grades and a more positive outlook on life. Our running and nutritional clinics are fun and easy for children of any age or ability. We have no set goals for any child so they are free to run at their speed and whatever distance they choose. As they continue attending our clinics, they will see progress and they will receive support from other children in way that helps them stay motivated and feel like part of a team. Our philosophy is to make running fun for children.