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Location: Salt Lake City, UT US 84106

Making Strides Program for Kids

The Salt Lake City Track Club has been giving back to the running community for decades. One special way we do this is through Making Strides: a 5-week program (started in 2009) that introduces kids to running. The program, which takes place each fall, fulfills several needs within an underserved community of kids in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

Making Strides provides the 60-80 participating kids with running shoes, technical t-shirts, socks, and post-session snacks. This program benefits kids in many ways, and is only possible because volunteers like you donate your time:

  • Exposure to the coolest sport on earth: running! Many of these kids discover they’re really good at running as a result of this program. Others simply learn about the importance of being active.

  • Encouragement from coaches. Each group of 6-8 kids has a dedicated coach who listens to them, teaches them about all the nuances of running, and spends quality time with them. Real friendships develop between the coaches and kids.

  • Exercise. The first half of the program usually involves a workshop that gets the kids warmed up (yoga, stretching, etc.). The second half involves running.

Please consider a donation to support this life-changing program.

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Donors

On Behalf of The Fuhrmann's
$100.00
On Behalf of Deborah Bilder
Ultra
$50.00
Anonymous
Ultra
$50.00
On Behalf of Hershel Lackey
Ultra
$50.00
On Behalf of Lloyd Hansen
Ultra
$50.00
On Behalf of Carol Ansell
Marathon
$20.00
On Behalf of Georgiana Donavin
Marathon
$20.00
Anonymous
Marathon
$20.00
On Behalf of kenneth thornton
Marathon
$20.00
Anonymous
Marathon
$20.00
On Behalf of Mike Seaman
Marathon
$20.00
On Behalf of Alicia Gleed Green
Cross-country
$10.00
Anonymous
Cross-country
$10.00
Anonymous
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of Casey Cranor
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of Dan Chace
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of Georgiana Donavin
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of Lisa Warner
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of The Hughes Family
Cross-country
$10.00
Anonymous
Cross-country
$10.00
On Behalf of Blair Cox
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Brian Botts
Dash
$5.00
Anonymous
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Jennifer Luft
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Lauren Sheehan
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Nancy Linky
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Seth Rodriquez
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Shena Switzer
Dash
$5.00
Anonymous
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Teresa Taylor
Dash
$5.00
On Behalf of Tina Willson
Dash
$5.00