GO FARis a non-profit program (501 c3) that participates in the national cause of taking steps to prevent hildhood obesity. GO FAR is devoted to the youth of the community and strives to equip them with the ideal resources that will empower them through healthy living. GO FAR operates in all elementary and middle Dare County Schools for a fall season and a spring season. · Childhood Obesity is a national epidemic that endangers the health of our youth. GO FAR offers a healthy outlet that invests in each individual and motivates them to reach their potential.
GO FAR is divided into 3 groups: 8k, 5k, and 1 mile FUN RUN. This is based on the event they are training for and which level is appropriate for them. Those within the group are typically the same age but it is divided by experience and ability. 8k is only offered to middle schools, 5k is 8 and above or experienced participants, and the 1 mile group is early school age or beginners.
With the program being volunteer based it can be difficult to staff enough coaches at each school site. Safety would never be sacrificed to make ends meet. There will always be a head coach at each school. There will never be less than two coaches with each group. A director will fill in any spaces needed or make a judgement call to cancel practice if we are really short. Participants are supervised every moment of practice from arrival to the last person leaves.
Volunteers are the gold of GO FAR!!
The next big step in preparing for spring is opening the door to volunteers. OBX GO FAR would not exist without the inspirational dedication and strength of our volunteers (mentors). An OBX GO FAR MENTOR is a step in the right direction to the future of our youth and to your 2014 goals. This is a volunteer opportunity that welcomes beginners to experienced GO FAR mentors and participants. If you are in search of positive change, the support of community/family atmosphere, and want to take a step in the right direction, then consider being a GO FAR mentor and make a difference. Please visit our blog; http://obxgofar.blogspot.com to help locate information. Please feel free to email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 489-1057 with any further questions.