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USATF’s RunJumpThrow program collaborates with USOC for Olympic Day celebration

5/1/2017
 

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field and its flagship youth activity program partnership with The Hershey Company, RunJumpThrow (RJT), will help celebrate 2017 Olympic Day activities, USATF announced Monday. Local RJT organizers can be part of the celebration by hosting new RunJumpThrow events during the month of June.

 

In order to be recognized as an Olympic Day celebration host, RunJumpThrow event organizers are encouraged to register a new event on the RJT calendar by May 19 and complete their registered RunJumpThrow event during the month of June. Olympic Day is recognized globally on June 23.

 

The first 2,000 registered hosts through the USOC’s Olympic Day platform will receive supplies provided by the United States Olympic Committee to be gifted to the participants.

 

RunJumpThrow (RJT) has seen tremendous growth since its launch in 2015, positively impacting over 500,000 children in 49 states and several countries, introducing them to the foundational skills of running, jumping, and throwing.

 

To become a RunJumpThrow event organizer, visit runjumpthrow.usatf.org/Organizer and submit the Event Organizer Registration Form. The simple 3-step process will allow you add an event to the calendar and complete a RunJumpThrow in June.

 

For any questions or additional information, contact RunJumpThrow@usatf.org.

 

About RunJumpThrow

USA Track & Field and Hershey teamed up to create RunJumpThrow, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field. RunJumpThrow (RJT) provides children ages 7-12 a fun chance to learn and practice these skills, which are the foundations of track & field nearly every other sport.

For more information regarding RunJumpThrow, visit usatf.org/rjt.

 

About Olympic Day

Olympic Day, celebrated globally on June 23, has been recognized each year since 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894. An International Olympic Committee initiative, the mission of Olympic Day is to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – around the world.For more information regarding Olympic Day, visit olympic.org/olympic-day.

 

About USATF

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit usatf.org.


About the USOC

The United States Olympic Committee was reorganized by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, originally enacted in 1978. It is a federally chartered nonprofit corporation and does not receive federal financial support (other than for select Paralympic military programs). Pursuant to the Act, the USOC has the exclusive right to use and authorize the use of Olympic-related marks, images and terminology in the United States. Visit teamusa.org/ for more information about the USOC.




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