Open invitation

When:  This Saturday, March 7th, 8:30 am.
Where: Wilsonville HS track

Willie Fit (at Wilsonville HS) is a half marathon training program for at risk youth.

Our goal is to be non-competitive and teach students the values of commitment, dedication and discipline through rigorous training and camaraderie. We are off to a running (and walking) start this spring with over 40 students and 20 adult mentors.  We are currently meeting on Monday and Wednesdays after school, and will add Saturdays on March 7.

The cost per student to be part of the program is about $300.  Last year, we were blessed by many businesses and individuals in the community who supported us with money and goods.  Most of the kids who join do not have access to

appropriate running shoes and/or clothing.  They arrive after school starving and we need to fuel them with energy bars.  Saturday mornings, no matter how loud we preach, they arrive having not had breakfast.  And they certainly can’t afford the entry fee for the Helvetia Half-Marathon.  So, we provide all of these items in order to assist in making them successful athletes.

On March 7, we will hold a 5k event on the track at WHS.  Willie Fitters have received fund-raising information and may ask you for support.  There are two ways to support them and us: either show up and run or walk the 5k with us for a donation of $10, or provide a flat donation to them for participating.  We are hoping that each student will raise at least $50…which would provide most of the cost of a pair of shoes for each of them.

Please join us at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 (rain or shine) for a worthwhile event!  Also, anytime you would like to join us for a run or walk, feel free.  The students enjoy having staff along, and making that connection with a positive adult is always a plus!

You may download the registration form (williefit5kregistration) and either send it via district mail attention to

Lyndi Tucker or bring it to the event.

For more information contact club directors:

Lyndi Tucker (503) 673-7651
Alyson Leatherman (503)673-7639

“For your health and the health of our children!”

Carlos Sequeira
Assistant Principal
Wilsonville High School
(503) 673-7606
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