Performance sock specialist Feetures! has announced its partnership with the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program. As a top pledge supporter for 2016, Feetures! will directly contribute funds to the Kids Run the Nation’s Fund, a grant making effort that supports local and regional youth running programs across the United States.
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 centres, 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,” said 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,” added 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 US.”