Run For Something Better® (RFSB), in partnership with SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators), seeks to increase physical activity in students and help fight childhood obesity nationwide through the creation of school-based running programs. Research shows that physical activity improves self-esteem, school performance and overall well-being.
In 2014 the RFSB School Awards Program will provide a minimum of sixty (60) $3,500 grants to elementary or middle schools nationwide that desire to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. 2014 Grant Applications are now closed. Grant recipients will be announced in September.
Through activity plans created by SHAPE America and based on the National Standards for Physical Education (AAHPERD, 2014), the awards program will offer children a healthy start to life and foster their desire to exercise before obesity ever begins.