Inspiring Boys to be
Happy, Healthy, & Confident
STRIDE is a program for 3rd-5th grade boys promoting positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges boys face at this age.
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each 10 week session, the boys participate in a celebratory non-competitive 5k event.
Twin Rivers YMCA has STRIDE programs in Craven County.
Interested in being a Coach?
Volunteering for STRIDE is fun and rewarding. We provide training, support and supplies to our volunteers throughout the season. Although it can be time consuming, volunteers come back season after season because volunteering allows them to truly make an impact in our community.
Become a Running Buddy
Running Buddies participate in celebratory 5K races, cheering on and providing motivation for the boys running through the STRIDE program.
Participants of the Spring 2023 Season will be ending their season with their celebratory 5K race, the Healthy Kids Day 5k on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Running Buddies do not have to pay to run, but there will be shirts and waterbottles available for purchase to support your boy and the STRIDE program.
Bangert Elementary STRIDE
Bangert Elementary School will be participating in Spring 2023 STRIDE.
STRIDE will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm at Bangert Elementary.
Oaks Road Academy STRIDE
Oaks Road Academy will be participating in Spring 2023 STRIDE.
STRIDE will meet at Oaks Road Academy Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:30pm.
Contact Coach Guy Pepper for more information.
Vanceboro Farm Life STRIDE
Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary will be participating in Spring 2023 STRIDE.
STRIDE will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15-4:30pm at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary. Contact Coach Cameron Bates for more info.
Brinson Memorial STRIDE
Brinson Memorial Elementary School will be participating in Spring 2023 STRIDE.
STRIDE will meet Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:00pm at Brinson Memorial Elementary School.
Questions? Contact Coach Jason Detwiler