Feetures! Supports Kids Run The Nation to Further Grow Youth Running Programs
January 5, 2016
Charlotte, NC – Feetures!, a leader in the performance running sock category, is pleased to announce their partnership with the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program. As the top pledge supporter for 2016, Feetures! will directly contribute funds to Kids Run the Nation’s Fund, a grant making effort that supports local and regional youth running programs across the nation.
The official youth running program of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Kids Run the Nation offers tools and resources for organizing youth running programs in schools, after-school programs, community centers, homeless shelters, and other local venues. In 2007, the RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist these organizations in implementing and enhancing new or currently established programs. Feetures’ support of the Kids Run the Nation Fund will increase the RRCA’s grant giving ability by 50% for 2016, allowing for grants to be awarded to an additional 10-15 deserving youth running programs.
“The missions of Feetures! and Kids Run the Nation are closely aligned in working to encourage healthy lifestyles through physical activity,” says Joe Gaither, Feetures! Director of Marketing. “We’re thrilled to provide the Kids Run the Nation Fund with this opportunity to reach more children and foster the next generation of runners.”
“It’s inspiring to see a run specialty brand like Feetures! contributing to the future of the sport in such a meaningful way,” says Erica Gminski, RRCA Youth Programs Coordinator. “By increasing our grant making abilities by 50% in 2016, Feetures! will help the Kids Run the Nation program get closer to achieving our vision of a locally managed youth running program in every grade school in the U.S.”
Feetures!’ mission is to support runners and other athletes in their pursuit of healthy, active lifestyles. Based in Conover and Charlotte, NC, Feetures! is a family run business focused on offering products that are designed to help athletes achieve their personal best. For more information, visit www.Feeturesrunning.com.
About RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation Program
The RRCA is the largest national association of running organizations dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The Kids Run the Nation program is a gender inclusive, multi-week, turnkey, youth running program designed to meet the physical activity goals outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USADA) for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Learn more at: www.rrca.org