Students on the GO! is a program designed to train high school students to run or walk (or a combination of both!) the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon each April. Students embark on a personal journey of self-discovery where they explore and experience the lifelong benefits of a comprehensive health and fitness program.
The goal of the program is to target students who could use the benefits of a running or walking program – both to increase fitness and health, and in order to work on goal-setting and structured activity in their daily life. Running and walking are activities that are less intimidating than some organized sports, and are easy to participate in - just lace up your shoes and GO!
For 2013, GO! St. Louis is partnering with 10 St Louis area high schools: Gateway STEM, Ritenour High School, Cleveland NJROTC, University City High School, Roosevelt High School, Pattonville High School, Jennings High School, Shearwater, Metro High School and Block Yeshiva to complete the training program. Students and faculty follow a beginning training program designed by GO! St. Louis. They train with program coordinators and other school staff a few days a week after school, and then complete one weekly long run on Saturday in Forest Park. New this year is a journal not only for students to learn about health & fitness including running, nutrition, time management, stress management etc. but also for them to record their thoughts about goal setting, perseverance and accomplishments along their journey.
Students and teachers involved in the program earn incentives for attendance that are also a benefit to their running & walking training. These include running shoes, running jacket, and a technical running shirt!
2013 School Coordinators:
Block Yeshiva – Michelle Mufson
Cleveland NJROTC - Kristie Metzger
Jennings – Shannon Moutrie
Gateway – Rick Cusumano
Metro – Vivian Turner
Pattonville – Shelley Ewig
Ritenour - Louis Haar-Chapman
Roosevelt – Larisa Selimovic
Shearwater - Andi Boyd
University City – Brian Ashley
For more information on the Students on the GO! program, please contact Jesse Novotney at
Students on the GO! is Supported By