The Journal of Youth Running is published on the childrensrunning.org website and also is published as a PDF and sent by email to more than 1,900 readers in six countries. Subscribe today on the Journal of Youth Running Home Page to ensure you have access to both versions.
Douglas Finley is the author and editor of the Journal of Youth Running. He 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. Doug served as Director of Parks and Recreation in Lansing, Michigan, as Chief of Education and Outreach (Marketing) for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and on the adjunct faculty at Michigan State University. In 2003, Doug was honored by Western Michigan University by induction to the HPER Alumni Honors Academy.
Doug is a lifelong runner; has coached middle school and high school cross country and track; and has developed and coached youth running programs for more than 40 years. 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.
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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