As mentioned in a previous post, I saw an incredibly inspiring documentary last year called, Runner's High that shed light on a non-profit organization in Oakland called Students Run Oakland. SRO trains high school students in Oakland for the Los Angeles Marathon.
The majority of these students are struggling in school, having problems at home, and encountering challenges in a multitude of areas. During the process of training for the Los Angeles Marathon, many of these kids turn their lives around. Many improve their grades, stop acting out in school as much, and see possibilities that they couldn't see before.
I was inspired to find a way to help Students Run Oakland and after talking with Executive Director, Spencer Hooper, I'm excited to announce the launch of Team SRO!
Team SRO is a half marathon (and 12K) training/fundraising program that benefits Students Run Oakland.
Participants pay nothing for the half marathon/12K training program. BUT, participants are asked to commit to raising $100 per mile....$1300 or $700, respectively. This money goes directly to Students Run Oakland!
If you're looking for an opportunity to get into great shape, have a great time, achieve the remarkable, and most importantly give back to the organization that has given so much to so many young people in Oakland, please join Team SRO on Saturday, Aug.11 @8AM at Lake Merritt!
TEAM SRO HARD COPY REGISTRATION!
REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
P.O. BOX 590355
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94159-0355
We hope to see you on Saturday, August 11 @8AM at Lake Merritt!
Additional questions/concerns? Email For More Info!