Green Bay, WI (March 11, 2013) – The Prevea Luv2Run (L2R) program is seeking schools to participate in its training program for the Cellcom Green Bay 5K. Prevea L2R is a six-week program designed to prepare elementary and middle school age children for the 3.1-mile Cellcom Green Bay 5K being held on May 18.
Groups participating in the program are provided with a six-week training curriculum designed by Prevea Sports Medicine, training run supplies and free consultation with Prevea’s athletic training staff. The curriculum can be facilitated by any adult, regardless of running experience.
“We provide the tools to make it easy to launch a program at any school. All it takes is a parent, teacher or community member who is willing to step up and support the students,” said Tanya Sharp, Prevea L2R Director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.
The program is free and students who complete the training are able to participate in the Cellcom Green Bay 5K for only $5. Coaches are able to run for just $10.
The Luv2Run program was developed in 2008 through a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay and the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon to increase youth interest in the sport of running. The program aims to engage youth in a positive free time activity that can turn into a lifelong healthy hobby. Prevea signed on in this year as the title sponsor of the program.
“We are excited to be part of the Luv2Run program as it’s helping our youth become active in a fun and safe environment,” said Ashok Rai, MD, President and CEO of Prevea Health. “This program provides the youth in our community with another form of exercise that they can do their entire life leading to a healthy lifestyle.”
The 14th annual Cellcom Green Bay Marathon will take place on May 17-19, 2013. Over the past 13 years, the race has generated over $674,000 in proceeds for local charities. For more information visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.