The HMBIM is very excited and proud to have created and sponsored a local chapter of the JUST RUN® organization!
The inaugural event of the JUST RUN Half Moon Bay Chapter was the JUST RUN 5K at the 2013 Half Moon Bay International Marathon on September 29, 2013. The 5K was completely free to participants, and the HMBIM purchased customized JUST RUN Race Bibs with the runner's names, and special JUST RUN Half Moon Bay Finisher's medals!
About JUST RUN
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 17% of adolescents in California are now considered obese. This alarming rise in childhood obesity coupled with the growing lack of physical activity in youth, prompted the organizers of the Big Sur International Marathon to create JUST RUN in 2005. To date over 56,850 children have run 1,736,306 miles and have performed 129,861 Just Deeds™.
The HMBIM founded the JUST RUN, Half Moon Bay Chapter as a way to contribute to the local community, and to encourage students in San Mateo and San Francisco counties to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
The web site-based program promotes exercise, good citizenship and healthy eating, online tracking via the web and a series of rewards which motivates and encourages the children. The entire program is provided free of charge to all students and schools.
More information can be found on the JUST RUN, Half Moon Bay page at http://www.justrun.org/Satellites/Half_Moon_Bay_CA.htm.