Participating Schools

Fall 2015 Participating Schools

Caleb Greenwood Elementary

Bridgeway Island Elementary

Greenhills School

Del Dayo Elementary

Westmore Oaks Elementary

James W. Marschall Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Bell Avenue Elementary

Aspire Public School

Aviara Oaks Elementary

Bret Harte Elementary

Lorena Falasco Elementary

Ethel I. Baker Elementary

Since 2002

Alexander Twilight Charter Public School (Title I)

Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Benjamin Health Professional High School

Bret Harte Elementary

Capital Heights Charter Public Academy (Title I)

Crocker Riverside

Edward Kemble Elementary (Title I)

John Cabrillo Elementary (Title I)

John Sloat Elementary

Martin Luther King K-8 School

Oakridge Elementary (Title I)

Phoebe Hearst

Shalom School

Smyth Elementary

Southport Elementary (TitleI)

Theodore Judah Elementary (Title I)

Westmore Oaks Elementary

Maryhill School



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Founded in 2000: Club started by three moms at Crocker Riverside (Jan Sweeney of Fleet Feet Sports, Suzanne Auchterlone & Cindy Nelson) who love running and wanted to promote youth fitness

  • 80 students initially participated with 20 parent volunteers
  • Today over 115 students participate with 20 parent volunteers
  • Six week spring program that is all fun running games
  • Eight week fall marathon program with goal of accumulating 26.2 miles and running the 2.62 marafun run at C.I.M.
  • Their running club t-shirt is part of their school uniform.


Founded in 2008: BE CHANGE Running Club was started by a nonprofit as community outreach for inner city children. Currently BE CHANGE has 50 participants. Many of these children run in stocking feet on the field because their footwear is so marginal. Upon completion of the program, each student runner gets a donated backpack, t-shirt (provided by Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento), and shoes (provided for 3 years by New Balance) on race morning before the Kaiser CIM marafun run. The coaches also came together to assist in Filler Friday, where they stuff loaves of bread and peanut butter (donated by the local food bank) into backpacks of running club kids who don’t have food at home on weekends. Each year, the Be Change coaches select 20 children from the program for a road trip to a college campus In 2009, they visited the campus of the Oregon Ducks and in 2010 they went to the U.S.C. campus and ran with college athletes on the practice track. It is called the I Never trip because most of the kids had never left their hometown and none had ever been to a college campus.


Founded in 2010: Ninety five children participate in spring’s six week running program focused on fun running games and fall's 8 week program accululating laps. Led by Fleet Feet Sports and their PE teacher after school.


Founded in 2009: Club started and facilitated by parent volunteers and LdV PTC. They had 42 participants in its first spring program. This club was sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento and Saucony, who provided t-shirts, water bottles and ribbons for all participants.


Founded in 2006: Club initiated by one mom who followed the Crocker-Riverside format and has had 40 students participate each spring.