All the donations –small or big- are valuable! Your contribution will make the difference on our children’s lives. With your help, they will be able to run further pursuing their dreams

All the donations –small or big- are valuable! Your contribution will make the difference on our children’s lives. With your help, they will be able to run further pursuing their dreams

We support thru sports the social inclusion, health, self-confidence and life quality of the people at Capão Redondo

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Who we are

Since 1999, Projeto Vida Corrida is transforming the life of women and children from Capão Redondo thru sports

With our street running program, we promote social inclusion, health, self-confidence and life quality for the neighbors

Led by Neide Santos, the project has 350 participants and supports 250 children and 200 adults

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Activities

  • Running

    Runners will meet at Parque Santo Dias

    Adults: Monday to Friday at 7am. Children: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am and 2pm

  • Functional Training

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 9am

    Family Project, attention to mothers, fathers and family members older than 17 years

Neide
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Neide story

Marineide Santos Silva –creator and founder of Vida Corrida-, is originally from Salvador de Bahia, she moved to São Paulo in 1967 looking for a better future. Since the age of 14, she already believed that sports will change her life.

Neide

In São Paulo, she worked during the day in an apparel workshop, studied during the night and run during the weekends in the streets of her neighborhood: Capão Redondo. Neide is the mother of 3 children; one of them was a victim of street violence 12 years ago, he was killed by a minor during a robbery

Her training plan become a love lesson when a group of women ask Neide to help them to train for running. Neide accepted to volunteer to train them and other visitors at Parque Santo Dias during her holidays

The program -originally scheduled for 15 days- celebrated 13 years in January 2012. By then, Neide reduced her work schedule and salary 30% to spend more time training the community

The effort was worthy. “Our angel” –this is the way Neide is referred by the locals- transformed the project in a reality. Today, we support hundreds of people including children, young people and grown ups