STRIDE is a fun fitness and running program for boys in grades 3 through 5. Boys have the chance to share their thoughts and opinions about various life topics in a safe, encouraging environment that helps them develop character, while building their running endurance to compete in a 5K.
We encourage boys to exhibit excellence in character in all aspects of their lives, make healthy choices, and build confidence by leading them through a curriculum that incorporates fun activities and running.
We hold sessions two times a week for a total of 10 weeks. The sessions are right after school and last for 75 minutes. Each session includes a lesson/discussion and a running workout. At the end of 10 weeks, the boys will run in a 5K race to demonstrate the endurance they have gained.
Your son will develop strength of character by participating in interactive and comfortable discussion groups with our trained coaches. These boys learn to work with, understand, and encourage each other rather than compete. If your main goal is to have your boy challenge himself, then STRIDE can help.
Does your son struggle with self-confidence? When your son trains and completes the 5K hosted by STRIDE, he will realize his innate ability to accomplish hard things. We encourage each boy to focus on performing at his personal best and not competing with the others around him.
The coaches introduce the topic and give the boys the opportunity to talk with each other about the challenges they face each day. The coaches’ job is to help the boys recognize their own strength by incorporating each topic into the running workout and rewarding each boy at the end of each session. Our coaches cover the following topics:
The STRIDE program registration fee includes:
*Please Note: Cinch bag and Water Bottle will be shipped directly to the participant’s household.
Early Bird Registration runs from May 22nd to June 30th for $136, and includes an early bird gift!
Tier One Registration runs from July 1st to September 10th for $136
Tier Two Registration runs from September 11th to September 21st for $150
You can now register your son for STRIDE using our online registration system. Click the blue button on the right side of the page, and select your school from the list of available sites. Then, create an account to complete registration.
We've partnered with The ACTIVE® Network to provide easy program registration for Y Members and Community participants.