Let Me Run is a 501(c)(3) charity. Let Me Run inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. We’re proud that our first after-school club was in the Spring of 2008, we became incorporated in March 2009, and we became a 501(c)(3) in July of 2009. Since then Let Me Run has expanded to 27 states with Iowa being one of it's newest sites, with the Eastern Iowa Corridor's 1st season in the fall of 2017!
Let Me Run is a nonprofit holistic health program for 4th through 8th grade boys. Using running as the vehicle to inspire, teach and reach boys, our comprehensive curriculum breaks down destructive male stereotypes that often stand in the way of positive futures for boys. Twice a week for seven weeks, our trained coaches guide teams of six to fourteen boys through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race that celebrates the boys’ emotional, social and physical growth. Let Me Run coaches guide the boys through lessons about wellness and well being, like respect, positive competition, and nutrition. Our lesson plans, including “Real Men Show their Feelings, Everyday Heroes, and Getting to Know You,” prepare boys for the long run by encouraging full expression of their individual feelings. Plus, the coaches instruct boys on proper running form and correct stretching techniques