AMA Youth Run Club (YRC)

AMA Youth Run Club

Through the AMA Youth Run Club, a partnership of the AMA and Ever Active Schools, physicians, medical students and residents can meet with the children, teachers and families of your communities to encourage physical activity and healthful living.

AMA YRC news

AMA Youth Run Club volunteer opportunity

May 31, 2018

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Indigenous Track & Field Meet, May 31, in Leduc. Please come out and help with this AMA Youth Run Club-supported event.

NEW video: 5 Years Strong! with Dr. Carr

April 6, 2018

This year, the AMA Youth Run Club celebrates five years of tremendous growth. In this video, Dr. Padraic Carr tells us what he loves about the YRC.

You GO! girl! New directions for the AMA YRC, with GO! Run Club

March 27, 2018

With the start of its 2017-18 season last October, the AMA YRC expanded its scope by undertaking a new program aimed at encouraging girls to participate in physical activity and to decrease the significant gap that exists in the athletic participation rates of girls and boys, one that starts at an early age and continues through high school.*

AMA YRC: Supporting wellness and belonging in Alberta Indigenous communities

March 26, 2018

Over the past five years, the AMA Youth Run Club has been running into more and more Alberta schools, in communities large and small, rural and urban. The AMA YRC is an inclusive, school-based program welcoming and supporting children and youth in schools in every corner and community of the province. The program provides participants with a healthy, fun outlet for physical activity and all the good-for-the-body, soul and mind benefits that go with that.

MD Financial Management continues to support AMA YRC

March 26, 2018

MD Financial Management will once again be a sponsor of the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club during the 2017-18 season. The work of the AMA YRC is made possible by the combined support of Alberta’s physicians, our partner Ever Active Schools and generous sponsors. The AMA is fortunate to partner with like-minded organizations such as MD Financial Management and Alberta Blue Cross to deliver this important program to schools across the province.

AMA Youth Run Club wraps up another season!

July 12, 2017

With the season-end Fun Run event in Fort McMurray on May 25, the AMA Youth Run Club ended its fourth school-year season with a record 27,000 kids running, in 455 schools, in 154 Alberta communities.

AMA Youth Run Club heads north for its 2016-17 season-end event

May 25, 2017

Fort McMurray’s MacDonald Island Park buzzed with activity, as over 300 Fort McMurray students, teachers and families gathered to celebrate physical activity and Canada’s 150th birthday, with the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club’s end-of-season Fun Run; an event that was featured on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List national tour.

Live Active Community Fun Run

April 8, 2017

The AMA Youth Run Club invites you to celebrate a beautiful spring Saturday in the great outdoors of Hawrelak Park, with the Live Active Community Fun Run!

What is Comprehensive School Health?

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Watch this video, launched at the Fall 2016 AMA RF by Dr. Kim Kelly, AMA CSH Representative, to see how – with its emphasis on physical activity, healthy eating and creating a positive social environment – the AMA YRC speaks to the CSH commitment to “supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.”

source: Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

Health advocacy opportunities: Be an AMA Youth Run Club CHAMPion

You don’t need to be a runner to get involved with the YRC. You can also get into a school and connect with children, teachers and your community by giving a health advocacy talk.

Click here to get involved with the AMA YRC.

Contact: Vanda Killeen, AMA Public Affairs
Email: Vanda Killeen | Phone: 780.482.0675

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