USA Track & Field Foundation’s GNC Kick-off Weekend a Big Success

Posted on May 6, 2014 in News & Press

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation’s point-of-sale donation campaign got off to a fast start this past weekend as athletes greeted customers at dozens of GNC (General Nutrition Corporation) locations across the country, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. The athlete’s presence at the stores showed a united […]

GNC Launches In-store and Online Fundraising Campaign for School-based Health & Wellness Program

Posted on May 1, 2014 in News & Press

Run With US! brings elite athletes into the classroom to demonstrate how exercise and nutrition support goal setting and self-esteem PITTSBURGH, PA, May 1, 2014 – GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation’s largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, is launching a month-long fundraising and awareness campaign for Run With US! at more […]

Run With US! hits Vegas with athlete mentors Amanda Bingson, Britney Henry & Lance Brooks

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in News & Press

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is bringing a special Run With US! event to Las Vegas and will be held at Owen Roundy Elementary School on Friday, January 10, 2014, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. With childhood obesity the leading health issue affecting kids, the fact […]

Olympic moves at Atlanta school with gold medalist Ashton Eaton

Posted on May 17, 2013 in News & Press

“Gold medalist Ashton Eaton shows off in the classroom” Reprinted by permission of Atlanta Magazine, Mary Jo DiLonardo Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton, who holds the world record in the decathlon and heptathlon, is in Atlanta this week to compete in a track and field event and to meet with school kids to introduce a […]

Olympian Ryan Hall brings Run With US! to Yukon, Oklahoma

Posted on May 7, 2013 in News & Press

Students at Ranchwood Elementary School in Yukon, OK, have been getting more physical activity during the school day using a new product called GoNoodle. GoNoodle uses interactive games to improve youth health and stimulate learning through short bursts of physical activity in the classroom. Playing Run With US!, one of the games in GoNoodle, students […]

Brianna Glenn brings Run With US! to 5th & 6th grade Nashville classrooms

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in News & Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Run With US!, the brain-break game for elementary classrooms created by the USA Track & Field Foundation in partnership with Health Teacher, leads students through desk-side races as they work their way through events like hurdles, long jump and the 100m sprint. To lead the game in person, Run With US! coaches Shawn […]

USA Track & Field Foundation and HealthTeacher Bring Interactive Classroom Game ‘Run With US!’ to Schools Nationwide to Encourage Physical Activity in Kids’ Daily Lives

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in News & Press

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) – Reprinted by Permission On the heels of the its national GoNoodle launch during the Partnership for Healthier America Summit and SXSWedu Conference, HealthTeacher, Inc. is making Run With US!, its track and field classroom game created in partnership with the USA Track & Field Foundation (USATFF), available to every elementary teacher […]

USATF Foundation rounds out 2012 with Run With US! programs in Austin and San Francisco

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in News & Press

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has recently completed highly successful Run With US! (RWUS!) programs in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA, raising the total number of completed programs to five since the initial pilot was launched in Los Angeles in February 2012. Two additional programs were run in Alamosa, Colorado this […]

Youth get taste of Olympics on Ortega Middle School track

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 in News & Press

by Ruth Heide, Courier Editor (Reprinted by permission of the Valley Courier, Alamosa, CO) ALAMOSA — While the nation’s finest athletes prepared for the 2012 Summer Olympics, champion Zoila Gomez was helping a future generation compete against themselves for their best time on a middle school track. Through USA Track & Field Foundation’s new Run […]

USATF Foundation announces Run With US! partnership with Health Teacher

Posted on May 10, 2012 in News & Press

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is pleased to announce that Run With US! – a school-based running, nutrition & goal-setting program taught by elite athletes – has partnered with Health Teacher, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “In Health Teacher, we’ve found a first class organization whose […]