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Kids Run the Nation Program Guide

Program Guide CoverThe new Kids Run the Nation Program Guide is designed to help teachers, coaches, and program directors develop youth running programs that can be implemented as a physical education or classroom wellness curriculum, as a before or after-school program, or as a community-based youth running program. The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program.

The Program Guide is a full-color, 32-page educational curriculum divided into ten modules. Each module can be taught during a one-hour class period over an 8 to 10-week time frame. The RRCA is pleased to offer a free hard copy of the glossy, full-color, printed Kids Run the Nation Program Guide to program leaders, charging only a small fee for postage. The Kids Run the Nation program includes lessons on running form, pacing, goal setting, nutrition, energy balance, safety, running in an event, and more.  

Kids Run the Nation Running Guide for Kids - updated for 2018!Running Guide for Kids image for website 3.2.18

The Kids Run the Nation Running Guide for Kids is designed to motivate students to continue their running program or start their own running routine at home. This pocket-sized booklet, designed specifically for children, contains 16 pages of information about running that can be shared with parents or guardians. Program directors are encouraged to purchase the booklets and provide them to participants as an incentive and to solidify important concepts such as running form, safety, and energy balance.

Kids Run the Nation Backpack Tags - updated for 2018!KRTN Backpack Tag 2018

Incentives like our Kids Run the Nation backpack tags are great motivators for young runners. While they are designed to complement the Kids Run the Nation curriculum, anyone may purchase a backpack tag to encourage a child, and any running program leader can purchase multiple backpack tags to be given away as incentives to program participants. They also make great key chains! 

Fitness Finders® Toe Tokens®

We are excited to have partnered with our friends at Fitness Finders to create a custom Kids Run the Nation token. Fitness Finders designed their Toe Tokens specifically for youth running programs, and our affordable, custom incentives will brighten up runners' token chains and make great awards for achieving distance, attendance, or sportsmanship goals. They are available in a mix of Kids Run the Nation colors in quantities of 25 to 1,000.

Kids Run the Nation token     Kids Run the Nation token on shoelace

Complementing the custom token is the Kids Run the Nation Token Tote, which is designed to organize tokens and accessories in an easy-to-carry tote.

Kids Run the Nation Token Tote     Kids Run the Nation Token Tote open

Toe Tokens serve as a visual reminder of progress and achievement. Browse their selection of economical incentives and choose the colors and shapes that will best inspire your participants. Don't forget to order chains or shoelaces to hold each runner's collection!


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