Runner2Runner started our first two running programs in 1998 (Forest
Park Elementary and West Sylvan Middle School) in Portland, Oregon.
Since that time, we’ve grown to include 150+ elementary and middle
schools in Oregon, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Washington. Our
success in transforming young children’s lives and building stronger
school communities can be demonstrated by the number of our athletes (>5,000) who continue to run for competition (professional, 25 D1, 2 D11, 4 D111, 2 community college) or pleasure (hundreds) once they’ve graduated high school.
We offer cross country, track and field, Lil’ Striders (introduction to running), Runner2Runner+ (performance training) in a safe, positive and supportive environment. Our athletes learn discipline, progressive training, overall fitness, and nutrition during our workouts, instilling good habits that last a lifetime.
Athletes typically practice 1-2 times a week and participate in play days and area meets (if available). All Runner2Runner programs are offered year-round. Athletes pay a registration fee and receive a free performance shirt along with experienced coaching instruction. Coaches undergo background checks, pass SafeSport classes, and are insured (along with team) by USA Track and Field.
Runner2Runner provides a fun and creative atmosphere for children allowing them to forge new relationships with others and encourage self-growth. Additionally, our young athletes learn the importance of patience and perseverance toward goals as well as competitive skills.
Our goal is instilling a lifelong love of running into each one of our athletes.
-Melissa Hill, Founder
For more information, please visit our website at https://www.runner2runner.com