The Junior Runners

The Junior Runners program aims to encourage running amongst all children in public and private schools around the country. The program was launched in 2014 in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, the Madrasati Initiative, and Aramex. Inspired by the Young Runners program of the New York Road Runners (organizer of the New York City Marathon), the Junior Runners program organizes special running activities for physical education teachers and children in a growing number of public and private schools. The goal of this program is to promote healthy habits amongst schools children and to help produce a new generation of long-distance Jordanian runners. The implementation of the program first began in 10 participating schools in Amman and its activities expanded to include school children from the Governorates of Aqaba, Karak, Zarqa and Irbid.
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