What: Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. Two trained volunteer coaches lead a team of 4th and 5th grade boys through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. Our training will culminate in a 5k race in late November that celebrates the boys’ personal growth. Please visit letmerun.org to learn more about the program.
Who: Open to all Lincoln 4th and 5th grade boys regardless of running experience or ability.
When: Registration to open at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 9.19.22. Register at https://letmerun.org/registration, and select Chicago Metro.
To get on an email list to receive a reminder prior to registration opening, please email LincolnPTOletmerun@gmail.com
Work-out schedule and race: We will tentatively meet from 3:00-4:30 every Tues and Thurs from Sept. 27th - Nov. 15th. There will be 10-15 minutes for snacks. The 5K race is tentatively Jingle Run at Cantigny Park on November 20th.
Cost: $125/student for program registration; race fee is $40
Scholarships available: Full program and race registration scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.
To apply for a scholarship, or if you don't meet these guidelines but are in need of financial assistance, please email LincolnPTOletmerun@gmail.com ASAP and prior to registering.
We are still seeking additional coaches in order to have more spots for participants.
Are you able to commit to volunteer for the Fall session? Let Me Run Coaches:
• Coach 1-2 days per week for 1.5 hours for 7 weeks after school
• Help boys train for an end-of-season 5k race
• Must register and attend free Coaches Training and get certified for 2 years
• Our ability to offer spots for Lincoln boys depends on availability of coaches
• Find more information at LetMeRun.org/coaches
If you are interested in coaching, please email LincolnPTOletmerun@gmail.com by Friday, September 16th