In 2015, we launched the 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness™ to bring attention to the fact that too many kids are growing up without basic financial literacy. We knew that if we don’t start preparing kids for the fiscal realities of life today, they’ll be in real trouble when the future rolls around. So we decided to run a race—and donate the proceeds to an organization that takes financial education as seriously as we do.
Held in Orlando, Florida, the very first 4.01K Race For Financial Fitness™ attracted more than 300 runners and netted a $50,000 donation to Junior Achievement of Central Florida. Since then, our efforts and impact have been growing strong.
Founded by Florida-based financial advisor Jason Chepenik, The Smarter Tomorrow Foundation™ is on a mission to give every kid from every community a fair shot at a strong financial future. By spearheading the 4.01K Race for Financial Fitness™ and other initiatives that promote financial education for the next generation, we will empower kids across the nation to take charge of their finances and their life.