What Is GO FAR?

GO FAR (Go Out For A Run®)

is an 8- to 10-week comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating, goal setting, and how to train to walk/run a 5K. GO FAR was created in an attempt to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while teaching kids that active lifestyles can be sustained throughout their lives.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, GO FAR offers an easy way for teachers, coaches and/or parents to create running clubs and family 5K events across the country, in communities small and large. 

The flexible, turn-key curricula can be offered in the classroom, during a summer camp, or as an after-school program.

Teachers, coaches or parents interested in serving as positive role models and sharing their love of running receive webinar training and contacts with other teachers to share questions and tips. Check here for steps to Start a GO FAR Club.

GO FAR creates great ripple effects throughout the community. Often a student's parents and siblings get involved, sharing the training on weekends, making simple changes to their diets, and completing the 5K.

                                            GO FAR 5K Runner High Point, NC

GO FAR Board Members

The success of GO FAR is due in large part to the support and dedication of our board members.

Board of Directors:
Annette Frain - President
Jeff Maddox- Vice President
Addison Maille - Treasurer
Christine O'Brien - Secretary
Robin Lindsay - Assistant Treasurer
Ked Powell
Julie Hocevar
Aaron Saunders

Advisory Board Members:
Don Davenport
Jim Dunham
Terry Stanaland

Thank you!

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I really did not know what to expect when I started training (with GO FAR). My first experience can only be described as “EXHILARATING”. While crossing the finish line was an unbelievable...