More than 69 schools are already thinking spring and ready to run, but there is still plenty of time for more to join them. The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is seeking schools to participate in its Prevea Luv2Run training program. Prevea Luv2Run is a six-week program designed to prepare elementary and middle school age children for the 3.1-mile Cellcom Green Bay 5K being held on May 19.
Schools participating in the program are provided with a six-week training curriculum designed by Prevea Sports Medicine. The curriculum can be facilitated by any adult, regardless of running experience.
“We provide the tools to make it easy to launch a program at any school or incorporate the program into an existing running club. All it takes is a parent, teacher or community member who is willing to step up and support the students,” said Jaime LeCapitaine, Prevea Luv2Run Director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.
The program is free and students who complete the training are able to participate in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K for only $11. Up to three coaches per school can receive a free entry. The Cellcom Green Bay 5K course travels through the neighborhoods near Lambeau Field and includes a lap around the stadium bowl before finishing in the Lambeau Field parking lot. Everyone who participates on race day receives a finisher medal and event t-shirt, along with a post-race party complete with Festival Foods hot dogs and root beer.
The Prevea Luv2Run program was developed in 2008 to increase youth interest in the sport of running. The program aims to engage youth in a positive free time activity that can turn into a lifelong healthy hobby. Prevea is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the program.
“The Luv2Run program helps our youth become active in a fun and safe environment,” said Ashok Rai, MD, President and CEO of Prevea Health. “Introducing running provides the youth in our community with a form of exercise that they can do their entire life and will contribute to a healthy lifestyle.”
Schools are encouraged to be signed prior to the coach meeting on March 5. Training officially kicks off the second week in April. For more information or to register, contact Jaime LeCaptaine at L2R@cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com or visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/prevea-luv2run.