Are you ready to GO FAR?


GO FAR 2017: Saturday, April 22nd 

 

 This year's registration form and event information are available here.

 

(Online registration is encourged. Access online registration here.)

 

 

The Facts About Childhood Obesity

  • In North Carolina, over 30% of children are either overweight or obese and in Rockingham County over 43% of children are either overweight or obese..  North Carolina has the fifth worst ranking in the United States for childhood obesity among 10 to 17 year olds. 
  • Overweight children have a 70-80% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.  
  • There are more than 25 scientific studies that show a positive relationship between a child’s level of physical activity as a factor of overall health and academic achievement. Children who are more active and generally healthier tend to perform better academically.

 

GO FAR (Go Out for a Run®)

GO FAR (Go Out For a Run®) is a character development and running program founded in 2003 in response to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. The GO FAR program combines lessons on healthy nutrition and good character with the use of physical activity to empower children to make better choices at an early age so that they can continue to integrate those changes into healthier lifestyles as they mature. GO FAR offers a 5K training program for children age 8 and up and a One Mile Fun Run option for children ages 3 to 7. Elementary and middle school curriculums are available.

At the culmination of the GO FAR program, the children participate in a one mile run or 5K road race and are encouraged to invite family members to join them. The race event is open to the public.

 

Rockingham County GO FAR

  • GO FAR is in it’s SIXTH year in Rockingham County. In 2015, we had over 1,000 race finishers! 
  • The Rockingham County GO FAR 5K and One Mile Fun Run event will be held on April 16, 2016 at Reidsville High School.

 

Want to get involved?

We are currently recruiting sponsors and volunteers for the GO FAR program and spring race event.

We believe that all children who “dare to GO FAR” should be able to participate in the program regardless of their family’s ability to pay the race registration fee. This is only possible with the support of generous sponsors.

Click here to view GO FAR sponsorship information. 

For more information

Contact April Cox at the Rockingham County Partnership for Children at 342-9676 ext. 207 or aprilc@rockinghamkids.org for more information or to get involved with GO FAR.