Aboriginal RunWalk Program

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Program Description

The Aboriginal RunWalk program improves the health and fitness of members of the Aboriginal communities in British Columbia by implementing a comprehensive program consisting of leadership training and province-wide RunWalk training opportunities leading up to participation in a 10K event and/or distance.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

SportMedBC acts as a focal point for experts, applied expertise and programs. It serves the full continuum of British Columbians, spanning those oriented towards all levels of activity from Recreation to Fitness to Performance.

Impact Of Program: 

511 leaders have been trained to deliver programming to over 9227 participants living in 384 communities across the province.

Evaluation Tools: 

Regarded as the best in their class, the SportMed RunWalk programs and services have been developed by Canada’s leading experts in Sport Medicine and built on the most advanced applied expertise in Sport Science.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The result is a comprehensive, proven approach to Sport Training, spanning everything from injury prevention and injury treatment for beginning runners and walkers to proper shoes and equipment to sport nutrition. SportMed RunWalk programming is extensive and is applicable to runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability.

Length and Stage of Project: 

The program first started in 2007 as a partnership between SportMedBC and the BC Ministry of Health.

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