The LA84 Foundation RUN4FUN program is an LA84 Foundation initiated program conducted in partnership with Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. Sac) and in cooperation with several Los Angeles area school districts. It is designed to provide a sports/fitness opportunity for middle school boys and girls. The program utilizes existing physical education curricula and after-school programs to introduce youth to running for fun, fitness and competition. The LA84 Foundation provides a recommended weekly training regimen of introductory running games; activities and drills; material for school site publicity and promotion; and transportation for participating schools to attend the RUN4FUN festival. The event features individual and team competition and awards – all at no cost to the participating middle school or school district! RUN4FUN begins the last week of September and runs for 10-weeks. During the program, there are three timed competitions at the 3, 5 and 7-week intervals for distances of 800-meters, 1000-meters and 1-mile. These timed-runs serve as training incentives for the students; enable the coaches to measure training progress and provide Mt.Sac and the LA84 Foundation with verification of training participation, a requirement for students who wish to take part in the RUN 4 FUN festival featuring a two-kilometer (1.25 miles) run on the second Saturday of December.
- 2K (1.25 miles) cross-country course. Separate age/grade races for boys and girls.
- Free t-shirt for all participants.
- Medals to top three individual male and female finishers in each grade.
- Trophies to the top three schools in each grade.