May 30, 2014
For immediate release

First of three events set for Tuesday at Luther Burbank High School

The Sacramento Running Association’s series of free track meets for inner-city Sacramento elementary school children begins Tuesday at Luther Burbank High School.

The SRA provides busing to and from the meet for kids in the third through sixth grades at Sacramento City Unified School District elementary schools. Participating kids will also receive a T-shirt and ribbon.

Meets are also scheduled for June 5 and June 10 at Burbank and are set for 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Events include the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters, a cross country mile, a 4×100-meter relay, the long jump, high jump, hurdles, shot put and turbo javelin.

“They can come out and run a variety of events, get introduced to the sport,” said Scott Abbott, the SRA’s Director of Sponsorship Sales. “We want to expose them to the sport and a healthy, active lifestyle.

“It’s a sport that doesn’t require a lot of equipment.”

Close to 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the three meets.

The SRA also serves 4,000 young runners annually in its California International Marathon Youth Fitness Program, which has introduced more than 40,000 young runners to the sport since its inception in 1988.

The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.