• Life Ready Through Sport •



The LA84 Foundation Run4Fun Program introduces Los Angeles County middle school youngsters, ages 10-14, to distance running. The program operates from October to December. It utilizes existing physical education classes and after-school sessions to give students an introduction to running for fun, fitness, and competition. The culminating event is the RUN4FUN FESTIVAL.

The primary goal of Run4Fun is “TLC” – teaching, learning, and competing. The LA84 Foundation provides online training resources for coaches, including a recommended weekly training regimen of introductory running games, activities, and drills, material for school site publicity and promotion, and transportation for participating schools to attend the RUN4FUN FESTIVAL. The Festival features individual and team competition and awards – all at no cost to the participating middle school or school district!

During the 10-weeks program, there are three timed competitions in the 3rd, 5th and 7th weeks at 800-meters, 1,000-meters, and 1-mile. These timed-runs serve as training incentives for the students, enable the coaches to measure training progress, and provide the LA84 Foundation with verification of training participation.

2013 Run4Fun Festival December 14, 2013

♦ Whittier Narrows Race Day Map (Google Map)
♦ 2013 Run4Fun Race Schedule (PDF)
•  Whittier Narrows Regional Recreation Area B
• (Northeast corner of Pomona Freeway and Rosemead Boulevard)

The 2013 RUN4FUN FESTIVAL includes:

Run4Fun Contact

Teachers and schools interested in participating in or have questions about Run4Fun may contact:

Program Officer Pilar Diaz

2012 Run4Fun

View overall results for the 2012 program.

View photos from the 2012 program below.