Finding Our Stride is a school-based running program in middle and elementary schools in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Our mission is to build fitness, self-esteem and teamwork through running. We partner with schools where 30% of their students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. We work with school leaders to design a program that works best for each school at no cost to the schools, runners or parents.
Finding Our Stride offers guided work-outs 2 – 3 times per week, led by volunteers and coaches receiving modest stipends. Students are provided healthy snacks, transportation, running shoes (if needed), team t-shirts, and registration fees for an end of the season running event.