WE ARE GROWING!!
Kids Run Long Island is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit with a mission to inspire kids to be the best they can be through healthy living, fitness & mindfulness. We believe that every child who exercises both body and mind on a daily basis will develop a healthy whole person- one that believes in self-respect, responsibility and honesty. And that is the key to the strength and stability of our future generations. That is our mission.
Photos- Lasting Impressions Photography
Kids Run Long Island created a kids run series for kids ages 3 to 11 years old to raise money for free programs at low income schools. Through our run series, we are able to provide The Mindful Difference program
FOR THE WHOLE CHILD - This program works with schools, families and communities to develop and encourage kids to choose a healthy lifestyle and create good habits that will last a lifetime. By educating kids on skills in both physical fitness and mindfulness in a fun and approachable way, we can inspire them to develop a life-long love for self-care, self-confidence and greater happiness, health, and a positive sense of overall well-being. More about Programs
Kids Run Long Island is excited to announce we will be having 4 Kid Run Series in 2018!! We will have two in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County. More details to come but tentative dates are:
Sayville - Spring, 2018
Wading River/ Shoreham - Summer, 2018
Western Nassau - Summer, 2018
Bethpage - Fall, 2018
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Thank you, Kiersten Burns Bartolotta! WE are the ones who are grateful to YOU!! Kids Run Long Island's The Mindful Difference and Fitness programs were exactly what our students needed to top off their P.E.A.S education!!
- Principal- Long Island School District
As the Patchogue-Medford School District continues to advance our "whole child" approach to education, Kiersten Bartolotta's commitment to our youth has been proven through her work as the founder and educator for Kids Run Long Island/The Mindful Difference. Her dedication to fitness & mindfulness for children is making a positive difference for the families of Long Island.
Dr. Hynes- Patchogue-Medford School District
"Ms. Bartolotta's professional deportment and caring rapport helped personalize the learning experience for each of my students, and helped motivate many of them to improve both within the classroom and in curricular specials."
Special Education Teacher- Patchogue-Medford Schools
“But I also realize that winning doesn't always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.”- Meb Keflezighi (World Class Runner)
Kiersten Bartolotta, founder of Kids Run Long Island & The Mindful Difference is a mindfulness educator and certified coach. She is NYS Dept. of Ed. fingerprinted DASA trained, and a mandated reporter. As an educator & fitness coach for the past 15 years working with kids and adults in schools and community-based organizations, she understands the importance of information & education for our youth in developing healthy life-long habits including mindfulness and physical fitness.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!!!