My daughter participated in the GO FAR program last spring at General Greene Elementary. It was one of the highlights of her 5th grade year. I was able to join her in the 5k event in High Point...
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 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
Addison Maille - Treasurer
Courtney Best - Secretary
Robin Lindsay - Assistant Treasurer
Advisory Board Members:
Terry B. Stanaland, Attorney at Law (Teague Rotenstreich, Stanaland, Fox and Holt, P.L.L.C)
David Hammer, SPHR (The Davidson Group, Inc.)
Jim Dunham, Retired Business Professor High Point University
Wayne Robinson, Senior Pastor New Millennium Christian Center, Former NBA player