Building on the success of its Fall Youth Fitness Program, the Sacramento Running Association created a free Spring Youth Fitness Program beginning in 2010. More than 1,000 Sacramento City youth participated in the inaugural program that included both training and a series of informal track meets.
Since its inception in 1988, the fall program has introduced more than 40,000 youngsters to running, in turn helping them establish an active lifestyle from an early age. A Spring Youth Fitness Program will outreach to many more children to help the SRA work toward its goal of improving our children’s fitness by teaching them about fun, healthy outdoor activities. This is in harmony with First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity and is part of California Governor's Physical Fitness Challenge.
The SRA’s Spring Youth Fitness Program targets Sacramento elementary school children, grades 3 - 6. The program is free and consists of a series of track meets to introduce these kids to the fun and spirit of track and field competition.
When and Where (2013 Schedule)
All Participants Receive:
The venue for the 2012 Spring Youth Track & Field Program changed to the beautiful all weather track at Luther Burbank High School. Here are some scenes of the meet held on the very warm, last day of May. This will be the same venue for the SRA All Comers Meets to be held June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
These photos were taken at the first Sacramento Running Association track meet of the 2011 season, held at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. More than 800 youths from eight elementary schools participated. They received transportation to the meet, uniforms, awards, and finishers' ribbons!