The nation’s biggest middle school cross country program trains LA County students to run and compete in a 10-week program.

Run4Fun

The nation’s biggest middle school cross country program trains LA County students to run and compete in a 10-week program.

2018 LA84 Run4Fun Festival

The 2018 LA84 Foundation Run4Fun Festival will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

The event will be held inside Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Cal State L.A.

In order to register for the program, the school must have its Run4Fun coach/program leader attend a kickoff meeting on Saturday Sept. 22, 2018 at the LA84 Foundation. ***Attendance is MANDATORY in order to be eligible to participate in the program. ***

If you have any questions, please contact Nolan Ortiz by phone at 323-730-4621 or by email at nortiz@la84.org

Race Day Details

LA84 Run4Fun Contact
Nolan Ortiz
Program Officer
(323) 730-4621
nolan@la84.org

About Run4Fun

The LA84 Foundation Run4Fun Program introduces Los Angeles County middle school youngsters to distance running. Participants must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. The program operates from October to December. It utilizes existing physical education classes and after-school sessions to give students an introduction to running for fun, fitness, and competition. The culminating event is the Run4Fun Festival.

During the 10-weeks program, there are three timed competitions in the 3rd, 5th and 7th weeks at 800-meters, 1,000-meters, and 1-mile. These timed-runs serve as training incentives for the students, enable the coaches to measure training progress, and provide the LA84 Foundation with verification of training participation.

The primary goal of Run4Fun is “TLC” – teaching, learning, and competing. The LA84 Foundation provides online training resources for coaches, including 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 Festival features individual and team competition and awards – all at no cost to the participating middle school or school district!

THE 2018 RUN4FUN FESTIVAL

2K (1.25 miles) cross-country course. Separate grade/gender races for boys and girls, grades 6-8.
2K (1.25 miles) cross-country course. Separate grade/gender races for boys and girls, grades 6-8.
Free T-shirt and refreshments for runners.
Free T-shirt and refreshments for runners.
Medals to top individual male and female finishers in each grade division.
Medals to top individual male and female finishers in each grade division.
Award to the top-finishing school in each of six races.
Award to the top-finishing school in each of six races.
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LA84 RUN4FUN GALLERY

Run4Fun Gallery