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Start a Let Me Run team.

To start a team, you will need a site contact, head coach, and assistant coach.

Thanks for your interest in starting a team! Just follow these 3 easy steps, and your team will be up and running in no time.


Register Your Site

We will ask you information about your site to set up your school/site in our registration system. If you are a school you will need principal approval. REGISTER HERE

Register as a Coach

To start a team, you will need a site contact, head coach, and assistant coach. The site contact can be a coach. Then, decide if your team will be 4th and 5th graders or 6th through 8th graders. Also remember, your team will meet twice a week for seven weeks, and the season will end with a celebratory 5k. REGISTER HERE

Attend Coaches Training

Dates are on the Training page. It is necessary to attend training every two years. We strongly encourage both coaches to attend training, but it is only necessary for the head coach to attend. Training Schedule

Communication reminders for coaches that will help get your team off the ground:

  • Communicate with your regional director or regional liaison about participant registration dates. Advertise dates that participant registration will open and close, the program start date, and days of practice.
  • E-blast ads and marketing posters are available under coach tools on our website.
  • Once the program begins, send out weekly and pre-race communication to parents. Examples are under coach tools.

Interested in Starting a Team?

After 5 seasons of coaching, I’m still amazed at the number of parents who tell me how much their boy looks forward to every practice, often more so than other sports they play. Read More

Adam Sellner

Coach at Cotswold Elementary

Let Me Run has limited funding.

If your school needs funding please read more on how to assist your site in finding funding.

Learn More

Seek funding from:

  • Your PTA
  • Your site's faith partner
  • Running clubs
  • Men's groups
  • Local grants
  • Women's groups
  • Community Use in Schools
  • Local corporate sponsors
  • Bake sales, car washes, etc.