Let Me Run



YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County is proud – and more than a little excited – to offer, for the first time ever, a wonderful program called Let Me Run.

Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional, and social health, in addition to their physical health. 

Twice a week for seven weeks, two trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary or middle school team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. The season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth

What does Let Me Run teach boys?

Let Me Run coaches guide the boys through lessons topics, including respect, positive competition, and nutrition. Plus, the coaches instruct boys on proper running form and correct stretching techniques.

According to a 2016 independent evaluation by the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Let Me Run significantly improves boys’ attitudes and behaviors associated with a healthy masculinity, increases vigorous physical activity levels, improves social competence, and reduces screen time on school days. The two-season evaluation also showed substantial improvements in Let Me Run participants’ ability to express emotions, show affection, build friendships and connect with others.

Here’s all you need to know:

For More Information: https://letmerun.org/

One more thing! If you or someone you know would like to serve as Let Me Run coach, be sure to……Let Us Know! Contact Fitness Director Jenn Vintigni at 717.334.9171 x119 or jvintigni@ywcagettysburg.org