A Running Start has received great feedback from coaches, teachers, parents, and even some Olympic athletes. It's also been the recipient of a variety of awards including a coveted Parents' Choice Award.

Awards and Honors

Parents' Choice Awards - Spring 2011
A Running Start is a Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner in their Website category. They rave, "For anyone involved with youth running programs or a parent simply interested in introducing their children to running, this is an invaluable resource well-worth checking out."
15th Annual Webby Awards
The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, chose A Running Start as an Official Honoree in their Education category.
2010 Interactive Media Awards
A Running Start received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Youth category from The Interactive Media Council, an award which recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development.
2011 Summit Creative Awards
EVW Communications, producer of the A Running Start videos, received two awards from the Summit Creative Awards, winning Gold in the Training Video category and Bronze in the Non-Profit category.
2011 W3 Awards
At the W3 Awards, which honors excellent websites, web marketing and web video and mobile apps, the International Academy of Visual Arts awarded A Running Start a Silver W3 Award in the How-To/Instructional Video category.
2011 Magnum Opus Awards
A Running Start was selected as the Grand Winner of the Video Series - External Audience category by the Magnum Opus Awards, which recognizes the best in print and online custom publications.
2011 Telly Awards
A Running Start received a Bronze Telly in the Education category at the 32nd Annual Telly Awards. The Tellys honor the best in promotional work and programming for TV, the web, film, and home video.

What People are Saying about A Running Start

"A Running Start is an incredible source for athletes of any age and level. Keeping running fun and teaching the basic fundamentals is key to an athlete's success and enjoyment of the sport. A Running Start does just that. It educates athletes on important basics in a manner that will keep them motivated and give them an understanding of what they are doing."

"A Running Start is an excellent and exciting resource for anyone interested in spreading the joy, fun, and benefits of running to youngsters of all ages. As someone who is very passionate about passing onto youngsters the very many advantages I have discovered through running, and ensuring that they discover the fun, love, and joy of the sport as well as the increased self confidence and health benefits that running brings, I am hugely excited about this program. NYRR has shown fun and exciting ways for youngsters of all ages to discover and explore the joys of running and develop their potential in interesting and entertaining ways."
"New York Road Runners has done a wonderful job with the A Running Start video series. It is important to keep training both educational and fun for runners of all ages. This new program will instruct runners on the fundamentals of our sport while keeping it interesting and entertaining. If we can all get out and challenge ourselves to learn something new while testing the limits of our abilities, then we would be in a much better place physically and mentally. These videos are a great start to making that happen for runners young and old."
"A Running Start is the most thorough video resource I have ever seen for the introduction and implementation of training for young runners. From games to keep training enjoyable to the proper stretching techniques for young runners, A Running Start is a must-use resource for all those who work with our young athletes."
"A Running Start is a great resource because it promotes activity and healthier living while also helping parents understand how to work with their children in the activities that keep them strong. Studies have shown that a more active child is more likely to perform better in school as well.

By teaching youth how to develop their skills such as agility and coordination while being active, they will in turn gain more confidence and want to continue to show off their new skill set. I fully support A Running Start as a resource that benefits our nation's youth."

"This is totally what I've been looking for, something not out of a book, but visual for me as a coach and for my runners. It has all of the features I sometimes feel my program lacks from time during the season. Has everything from what to do to keep them running, healthy, and happy in being a part of the team.

I love coaching kids on something I love-just gets a bit much to cover all the important aspects of running and get actual running time in for my kids. Thanks for making it easier! Cannot wait until fall season to return already!"

Juliann Kent, Cross Country Coach
- Imlay City Middle School, MI
"Ok, your site has got to be the most comprehensive and informative running site for a coach!! It gives me ideas when needed and basics that the students can understand. THANK YOU!!!"
Mike Prutz, Cross Country Coach
- Lowell HS, San Francisco, CA
"Wow! Checked out your website today - I LOVE IT! I have a middle school running club and will be using your site often!! Thanks for making new, exciting plans for the club so much easier!"
Annette Kenealy,
Rockingham County MS, Wentworth, NC