When we founded in 2015, we purposely created the company as a RI Benefit Corporation as we wanted to hold ourselves to a higher standard. We wanted to do to our part of the “social good” – not just with the inherent benefits of creating healthy events in local communities, but also to foster our running community and support running programs throughout the state. To that end, we have strong partners with the DreamFar High School Marathon program, Girls on the Run RI, Ronald McDonald House Team, various local HS running programs and more.
To that end, we are introducing a new initiative – the Final Mile Program. It is our goal to create an 8 week fitness program for children in our local schools and youth programs in which the participants will run a total of 25 miles over the course of those 8 weeks. The FINAL MILE will be held in conjunction with our new Beach Mile at the April Newport Rhode Races. The Final Mile of the program will allow the youth to experience the joy and satisfaction of completing a BIG GOAL of running a marathon by finishing under the official finish arch of a major local marathon, and hopefully instill a life long love of running.
All participants that complete the 25 miles can register for the Beach Mile for free and we will provide them a shirt and medal upon completion of the event. The only cost for the Final Mile program would be the expense of the Program Coordinator at the site. We will rely on the Program Coordinator to execute the 25 mile training program as they see fit, just providing us with the names of the children who will be completing their Final Mile with us.
More information is available at this link. If you are interested in this program, or know someone who may be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.