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About Us

A Chance to Run, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide opportunities for youth to run and stay fit through the sport of Track & Field.  Allison Behne Sharma is a founder and current Director of A Chance to Run.  Ally, currently a Senior at Riverview High School in the IB program runs on both her Cross Country and Track Teams. In the off season, she runs AAU summer track with a local team and raced in the Junior Olympics this past year.

FREE Track & Field Summer Camps

A Chance to Run holds Track & Field Camps that are provided free of charge through community donations & grants. The camps are directed by local high school athletes under the direction of certified & experienced volunteer coaches. 

Community Support to local Running Teams & Activities

We support local non profit programs such as:

  • girls inc Run Club
  • Potential U, college mentoring for underrepresented athletes
  • Riverview High School Track Program
  • Pine View Middle School Track Program
  • Python Run-Pine View 5K
  • Sarasota High School Track and Cross Country Programs
  • AMP Athletics AAU Track Club
  • Kids Love to Run Club for Elementary Students

  “My goal is to expand the program to provide opportunities throughout the Sarasota and Manatee county area for kids to come out and try Track & Field as a sport.” shares Allison.  “Running is fun and my camps allow middle & high school kids to try a new sport or event without pressure. We work hard but have a blast!” she further comments.