What is the Run4Change?
The 20/20 Challenge is a simultaneous two-part event. The first part focuses on Physical Literacy and looks at fun, easy, creative ways to get physically fit. The second part brings awareness to child poverty and places emphasis on creating solutions for your community.
This is how it works:
Start2Finish provides you with a professionally developed training program that can be done in a classroom, in the gym or outside. You and your students follow either the Start2Finish training guide or online videos for 20 weeks, 20 minutes a day, to gradually build your strength and stamina. After 20 weeks of preparation, you will now join thousands of others across Canada who will be ready to complete a Start2Finish National 5K Run4Change!
While you are working at making a change within yourself, you can also collect your change to help make a difference in someone else’s life. All the change you or your school ;collects stays in your city or town and goes towards giving tools to help at-risk children break the cycle of poverty and create a cycle of success. Take a look on the Project Builder page to see all that your change goes towards.
What is the Time Line?
From January to May
Online Training Tools:
Complete 20/20 Challenge daily workout videos
Ideas to motivate
Social Justice challenges
Exercise glossary containing video tutorials of all exercises • Printable Run4Change poster
Full colour, downloadable training guide • Fitness journal
Physical Activity challenges
Home Run Kit
Full manual that outlines all of the “how-to’s” for:
The Clinic – Agenda, hand-outs, tips and activities to prepare schools for the 20/20 Challenge and Run event
The Challenge – Calendar of Activities, Challenge Journal, Social Justice Calendar, training guide, ideas to motivate,
fundraising ideas, where the funds go
The Change – Run event planning guide, mapping out the course, day-of event itinerary, celebration and wrap-up, frequently asked questions
A 2-hour in-service after school clinic held at a location of the school board’s choice for all teachers interested in participating in Run4Change
20/20 Challenge Training Guide with written full workouts and exercise glossary
Home Run Kit (outlined above)