The Journal of Youth Running is published on the childrensrunning.org website and also as a PDF sent by email to subscribers now in ten countries. Subscribe today on the Journal of Youth Running Home Page to ensure you have access to both versions.
Douglas Finley is the editor and primary author of the Journal of Youth Running. Doug is a lifelong runner and coach. He created the web-based Center for Children's Running in 2008 and the subscription-based Journal of Youth Running in 2015. Earlier writings on youth running have been published on the RUNNING TIMES and RUNNER'S WORLD websites.
Doug holds two degrees in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Western Michigan University, with continuing-education course work at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina. For Doug, coaching was a passion. As a career, he served as Director of Parks and Recreation in Lansing, Michigan and on the adjunct faculty at Michigan State University. In 2003, Doug was honored by Western Michigan University by induction to the Alumni Honors Academy.
Doug is now living in Evanston, Illinois. If you wish to learn more about Doug, visit lifetimerunning.net/Finley.
In 2016, Doug partnered with Charles Kuntzleman, EdD, in authoring Fun and Fitness – the Mileage Club Way. Fun and Fitness offers coaches of youth programs, parents and teachers more than 50 running activities, each designed to help make running and fitness exciting, with opportunities for children to realize success, enjoy ownership, and to discover running is much more than just going in circles.
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