Road Runner Sports and PHIT America will significantly expand PHIT America’s in U.S. schools as presenting sponsor of PHIT America’s Amped running/walking fitness program to get kids more active for improved mental and physical health.

Mike Gotfredson, founder and CEO of Road Runner Sports, said “Road Runner Sports has always been supportive of kids’ charities, and PHIT America’s mission parallels our mission to improve kids’ physical and mental health. By creating more runners and walkers, we can help these new participants get active…and stay active for life. These kids will be receiving new awards and certificates, encouraging them throughout their fitness journey.”

Said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America. “Our partnership will allow us to expand our impact in more schools with our four lifetime sport programs—Amped, Play Tennis, Play Pickleball, and Play Golf. Mike has even committed to reaching out to key vendors to ‘join our movement’ and support more schools and kids.”

“Too many kids are sedentary and unhealthy. We must do something. So, we are investing in PHIT America to expand new physical activity and fitness programs in schools throughout the U.S. My goal is to support school-based programs in every major city where we have Road Runner Sports locations,” added Gotfredson.