RunLawrence donates scholarship funds benefiting LMH Health’s RunStrong program
RunLawrence, a local non-profit running club, has generously donated funds to benefit the Lawrence community and members of LMH Health’s RunStrong program. Members of the organization presented a check in the amount of $500 to the RunStrong team on February 24. These funds will be used to pay enrollment fees for current or incoming high school students who normally would not have the opportunity to participate in the RunStrong program. The LMH Health Foundation matched the gift.
Students entering grades nine to twelve this year who have a passion for running are encouraged to apply for this scholarship at lmh.org/runstrong. After completing the brief application and providing a letter of reference, applicants will email, mail or hand-deliver the application to the RunStrong team. The scholarship is only open to students who attend school in Lawrence.
“RunLawrence believes the RunStrong program promotes running by helping the participants get fit for running. RunLawrence proudly sponsors the RunStrong scholarship program so everyone that wants to participate in the RunStrong program has the opportunity to do so,” said Becky McClure, a LMH Health physical therapist and dedicated runLawrence member.
The LMH Health RunStrong team provides comprehensive, collaborative care to keep high school athletes healthy and performing their best. This includes year-round classes to help athletes improve their running skills and train during the off-season. In addition to conditioning and performance classes, RunStrong works with runners of all ages, offering expertise in running mechanics retraining and treatment of the injured runner, as well as strength and conditioning for the recreational and competitive runner.
“We are so excited to begin this great relationship with runLawrence. They bring such a strong mentorship to young runners and have been such a great supporter of youth running. Their generosity will benefit those runners in the community who otherwise might not have been able to participate in our program,” said Nami Stone, LMH Health rehabilitation manager and RunStrong coordinator.
Operating and scholarship funds for runLawrence come from the group’s annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. The club serves over 1,000 members, with most being Douglas County or Lawrence natives, and is proud to fund various running organizations in Lawrence, including school marathon clubs.