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GWTC Youth Striders

The Gulf Winds Youth Striders Program exists to promote running for youth runners and their families through friendly competition, training groups, and money to support training groups.

Schools compete to have the greatest number of participants in local races and the fastest team.

In the participation competition, students count as two points. Parents, teachers, and or friends of the school count as one point.  The schools with the largest number of points will win money and/or gift cards to help support their running programs.

The fastest team is determined by the top five finishers for each school. To count in the top five runners must be a student or a teacher at the school. Runners are assigned points based on the place they finish. Lowest score wins.

There are currently four area races that award points for the Youth Striders Program:


Rex Clevland Magical Mile, November 5, 2017                                                           

Turkey Trot (1 mile, 5k, 10k, or 15K), November 23, 2017
*Schools can also earn points for canned good donations at this race


Bowlegs Run for Scholarship 5K, January 13, 2018

Springtime Tallahassee (1 mile, 5k, or 10k), April 7, 2018

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