Go Far Jingle All The Way
Go Far Surfs Up
2015 Super Hero Awards!
WHAT WE DO.
Go Far serves children in Regional District 13, the towns of Middlefield and Durham, CT. Our program currently runs during recess at 2 elementary schools (grades 1-4) and one middle school (grades 4-6). In the elementary schools, students run or walk laps and have their mileage recorded by a mentoring adult. Students are given small prizes (like Legos on a necklace, or charms) every mile, a t-shirt at 26.2 miles, and other prized for multiple marathons in each academic year.
HOW WE WORK.
Children benefit and learn about the importance of achieving a long term goal through our structured program. Volunteer coordinators are at each of the 3 schools, and these people organize the program and direct volunteer parents to come in, record mileage and hand out popcicle sticks and mileage charms.
WHO WE ARE.
Go Far is organized entirely by high spirited volunteers. Parents and community mentors are the backbone of the program ensuring it's yearly success. The Go Far Go Fast race committee is made up of the board of Go Far, all volunteers, who coordinate members from the community to help on race day. Go Far has run since 2005 with the support of District 13 schools, The Durham Middlefield Wellness Coalition, and many businesses and organizations that share our mutual goals in building a healthy community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE.
We believe in our kids and their ability to achieve anything they set their minds to! At Go Far, children learn that honesty, hard work and perseverence create better people and a happier community.