Runnin' for Rhett (R4R) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established December 7, 2007 in memory of Rhett Seevers. Rhett passed away in March of 2004, at the age of seven, from complications of Cerebral Palsy.
Since our beginning in 2010, we have raised and spent $938,000 in the program, allowing more than 38,000 students in Greater Sacramento Area schools to participate in a six-week after school physical and nutritional training. Each training session culminates with a 5K "timed" race.
Our mission is to get children to move into life and battle childhood obesity through our Youth Fitness Program (YFP). Our YFP is open to all schools in the Sacramento metro region with an emphasis on at-risk youth attending Title I (low income) schools.
The YFP educates children and their families about physical fitness and nutrition in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Yolo counties. An additional focus is placed on working with children with physical disabilities and increasing their ability to be physically active.