Hit the Ground Running

Hit the Ground Running is all about activity, resilience and empowerment. This eight-week program (fall session starts August 22, 2017) includes fun and healthy activities for 6th graders and concludes with the completion of a 5k event. Hit the Ground Running takes place in the fall, spring and summer and is a great way for young women to get active and build self-esteem in a fun and encouraging environment.

This fall session, we are proudly partnering with the IMT Des Moines Marathon! 

Topics covered

  • empowerment
  • resiliency
  • healthy lifestyle
  • getting active


  • 5k run at the end of the eight-week group
  • afternoon to pick out running shoes
  • scavenger hunt
  • fun runs
  • pre-race meditation

Age group

6th graders

Time & day

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 – 4:15 p.m.  (transportation provided)

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