Campbell Ridge Elementary Principal, Tony Mazzei, is using his love of running to propel the “Let Me Run” program at his school into the national spotlight. Let Me Run, founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2009, is a non-profit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active and belong. Mazzei hopes to promote the program by running as a Let Me Run representative in the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2018.
The program at Campbell Ridge, led by Principal Mazzei, is built around a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running to encourage boys to develop their psychological, emotional and social health, as well as their physical health. Twice a week, for seven weeks, Mazzei leads the elementary team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run Curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5K race that celebrates the boys’ personal growth.