Sacramento Running Association Youth Programs
Education through fitness designed to enhance each child’s quality of life.
The FREE youth fitness programs developed by the SRA include the School Year Program, the Fall California International Marathon (CIM) Program, the Spring Track Program, and several short distance fun runs and relays held in conjunction with longer SRA events. Over 5,000 kids participate annually in the SRA youth fitness programs!
The SRA has offered a fall youth fitness program since 1988 and it began including its maraFUNrun finale in 1990 in conjunction with the CIM. The fall program was established in honor of Kenny King, who was Sacramento’s oldest runner at age 77. This program has since introduced more than 50,000 youngsters to the sport that Kenny loved so much.
In 2017, the SRA partnered with the premier youth fitness program in Sacramento – Runnin’ for Rhett. The partnership between the Sacramento Running Association and Runnin’ for Rhett features a fall training program specifically designed to train kids to run the CIM’s maraFUNrun 5k held on the same day as the marathon. The partnership will also encompass the entire school year as participating programs are encouraged to train from August to June. Fitness doesn’t stop in December!
In 2010, the SRA established its Spring Track Youth Fitness Program. This program consists of a series of free informal track meets for Sacramento elementary school children in grades 3 through 6.
Additionally, the SRA conducts youth races in conjunction with all of its road races so Sacramento kids can experience the joy of race day. All of these races are held in the spirit of fitness and fun!
We believe these programs will help children establish lifelong fitness habits, so they too can be active at age 77 and beyond. We look forward to you joining the Program and helping your kids experience the joy of fitness!