Runnin' for Rhett

Reviewed in 2022 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$38,061 raised by 171 donors

100% complete

$35,000 Goal

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.


Our mission is to inspire people to Move into Life. We do this through our vision of nurturing healthy communities through fitness and nutrition.


1,000 pairs of shoes for our Youth Fitness Program students. $35 will purchase one pair of quality running shoes.

R4R Youth Fitness Program funding. $30 will put one child through our Youth Fitness Program.

$10,000 for QR code technology to track miles run throughout the five-week program.

We need up to 70 volunteers each spring and fall season to help our coaches put on the Youth Fitness Program at each respective school.

Our current board is 12 members strong. We would like to have a robust board of 14-16 members.

Organization Data


Organization name

Runnin' for Rhett

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Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Other, Funding: Program, Technology, Volunteers, Board Members

Demographics Served

Youth & Children


5117 Worcester Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Service areas 0

Sacramento, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

San Joaquin, CA, US



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