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HISTORY

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the physical fitness and social and emotional well-being of Chicago children and youth. Chicago Run programs began in schools with the goal of impacting the entire school health environment in a holistic and collaborative manner by engaging students, families, teachers, and school staff. From elementary school-day programs, Chicago Run’s programs have now expanded to serve the whole continuum of childhood from early childhood through teenagers, while staying true to the goals of improving health and wellness, focusing on Sports-Based Youth Development, bridging cultural and racial divides, and encouraging a lifetime of healthy habits.

MISSION

The mission of Chicago Run is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.

VISION

The vision of Chicago Run is to enhance the health and well-being of every child in Chicago through running. 

2018 - 2019
SCHOOL YEAR

Chicago Run implements free physical activity programs in 53 sites (majority of which are Chicago Public Schools), serving over 18,000 students. Over 80% of our participants qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Chicago Run serves students in 35 diverse communities across Chicago representing the following populations:

59% Latino/Hispanic
24% African-American
9% Caucasian
6% Asian
2% Other

Click here for a list of our partner sites/schools.