The Run for Your Life program is designed to improve strength and endurance through progressive walking and running. Military and civilian personnel and their family members 18 years and up may participate in the program. The program provides incentive awards to increase motivation and advancement of participants. Mileage certificates and patches will be given to participants who reach benchmark accomplishments.
The Run for Your Life program is divided into three phases:
Preparatory Phase. Individuals who do not exercise regularly or have not recently been involved in a vigorous conditioning program should start in this phase.
Conditioning Phase. This phase is for individuals who have completed the preparatory phase or who recently have engaged in a vigorous conditioning program but cannot run/walk one mile in 8:30 minutes (men under 40), 9:30 minutes (men over 40 and women under 40) or 10:30 minutes (women over 40) without undue stress or fatigue. The goal is to progress slowly through the conditioning phase to achieve a minimum goal of 7 miles per week within the time and distance goals.
Sustaining Phase. This phase is for individuals who are conditioned runners and can run one mile in 8:30 minutes (men under 40), 9:30 minutes (men over 40 and women under 40) or 10:30 minutes (women over 40) or less without becoming fatigued. The goal is to continue running at least 7 miles per week within the time and distance goals.
To submit progress records (mile log form) AE-215-10A-R1 by email click here.
The Run for Your Life coordinator will verify log sheets and prepare a memorandum and Certificate of Achievement through the Community Recreation Officer requesting Garrison Command Sergeant Major and the USAG Bavaria Commander signatures.
Soldiers can receive five (5) promotional points for the Certificate of Achievement and up to fifteen (15) points through their unit S1 for accreditation upon receiving the award package.
For more information on the Run for Your Life program contact your local fitness center coordinator. Click here to review the USAREUR Pamphlet 215-10 Run for Your Life Program.
Free to participate.