Running project expands to help kids

Running project expands to help kids
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)
Project 90 kids clinic (Source: Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Project 90 with Gearhead Outfitters expanded to teach kids this year.

The project has been going on for four years now and continues to grow.

Project 90 is an online running clinic that helps get people excited about running and teaches them proper techniques.

"The program is designed to teach people proper running form to reduce the risk of injury," Ashlyn Cornell with Gearhead Outfitters said.

There are three different groups for runners, beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Cornell said the project has not only grown but so have the runners involved.

"It has been really cool to see how people have developed in their running journey based on all the information we have been as able to give them," Cornell said.

This year the group decided to reach out to kids with a kids running clinic.

The clinic was held at the International Studies School where they learned different types of running forms, posture, and balance through fun games.

Project 90 hopes the clinic will help kids in their future with running.

"It was a good learning experience for all the kids to learn the importance of running injury free later on when they advance their running careers and what not," Seth Freeman with Gearhead Outfitters said

The clinic this year had 40 kids participate, which Freeman said was a good turnout.

"The first year is always about how many are we going to have but 40 was the perfect number for us to kind of test the program and we are looking forward to next year," Freeman said.

Project 90 also donated $500 from registration and T-shirt proceeds to the Jonesboro D.A.R.E. program.

Freeman and Cornell said the clinic not only got kids interested in running but also gave back to the community.

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