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2017 Positivo Proclamato!

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A teacher asked me how I describe leadership yesterday. Dozens of faces flashed to mind – not belonging to adults behind podiums – but to kids wearing athletic shoes and t-shirts. These days I characterize leadership via soccer and basketball, frisbees and 5Ks, dodgeball and dance-a-thons.

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Get Up & Go Running Tips

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YOUNG RUNNERS:

Much has been written and studied about the potential adverse effects on young bodies of running long distances.  Good news is: as long as you build up to it, avoid running through pain, and most importantly, remain motivated by your own desire, you can go for it.

Are you a youngster – or

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Treadmill – Not Dreadmill

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In the dark and cold New England mornings, I am reminded that the treadmill is really my friend. It’s easy to think of it as the “dreadmill”. Am I a hamster in a wheel? It doesn’t have to be a boring and mind numbing exercise. In fact, I have actually found that for some runs and

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Covered Bridges 1/2 Marathon Training Plan

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Getting Started

January is a time of new resolutions, new beginnings. What are your fitness goals for this race? For 2017? Many of us shy away from specific New Year resolutions, but having some specific goals can be very helpful to keep you motivated, particularly in these winter months. Are you looking to complete your

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Cold Weather Running

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As the winter season is upon us runners are faced with new challenges in order to maintain their running schedules and workouts.  We are subjected to declining daylight and dropping temperatures which make our routines more challenging, but not impossible. Here are a few things to consider preparing for running through the winter season:

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P2P Fundraising: The Secret to Engage Gen Z

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This post, by Ellie Burke from Classy, originally appeared on Classy’s blog.

Don’t discount their thinner wallets. In a study conducted from 2006 to 2012, the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that Americans who make less than $100,000 annually actually gave a higher percentage of their income

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John Hancock Joins Partnership Alliance

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BOSTON–September 21, 2016–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Positive Tracks announced today that John Hancock has joined its partnership alliance with support that will enable the organization’s programs to reach thousands more Boston-based youth and dozens of local nonprofits.

With office hubs in Hanover, NH and Boston, MA, Positive Tracks is a national sports-based youth development organization that combines philanthropy

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Sh*t Happens: Fundraising Isn’t Always Smooth Sailing

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Mason McNulty’s List of Top Road-Blocks

 

1. PROBLEM: Communication issues with adults/authority. Sometimes your fundraiser might require use of a public space that an official has to sign off on, or sometimes you need to check with a neighborhood to make sure it’s okay if you run an event within earshot. And, sometimes the adults you need

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2016 TRF WIFFLE Tournament

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Positive Tracks was thrilled to partner with Travis Roy Foundation (TRF) to support youth at the 16th Annual TRF WIFFLE Ball Tournament in Jericho, VT, in August, 2016. The 32-team event raised a record $615,024, shattering last year’s previous high of $553,000. Check out youth highlights below!

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Hypertherm HOPE Sparks Positive Tracks!

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With Positive Tracks’ programs helping youth get active and give back all across the country, it’s important to take a moment and celebrate the people and partners who make our sweat for good mission happen right in own backyard. No corporate partner has had a greater impact on Positive Tracks programs in New Hampshire’s Upper

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