Project Heart and Sole

Soroptimist International of Rio Vista Project Heart and Sole supports the middle and high school cross country teams, encourages young womens' involvement in the sport, and provides opportunity for the community to walk, run and live a healthier lifestyle in events and activities such as the Thanksgiving 5K "Turkey Trot" and 1,000 Mile Challenge.

Click here to view the 2016 Project Heart and Sole photo album on Facebook.

Riverview 2016 Cross Country Off and Running

2016-08-31-phs-first-practice-05The girls and boys from Riverview middle school began practice last week for the 2016 cross country season. Keep an eye out for these intrepid runners  Wednesdays after school as they run 2 to 3 mile routes around the city of Rio Vista in preparation for future meets. The team will participate in five 5K races, ending with the Rio Vista turkey trot Thanksgiving morning.

The team is supported by Soroptimist International of Rio Vista Heart and Sole project, started in 2014 to inspire middle school students to be confident, healthy and self respecting individuals. The program promotes leadership and character education while installing the importance of individual health and will being through running.


Riverview Students Attend Leadership Camp

For six Riverview students this summer included a 3-day trip to UC Santa Barbara to attend the California Association of Director of Activities (CADA) and California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) middle school camp. Their trip was sponsored by Soroptimist Project Heart & Sole, which focuses on the Cross Country Program at Riverview and promotes leadership and character education.

Click here to view The Beacon article about this exciting opportunity.


Middle and High School Cross Country Track Teams

2016-09-14-01-phs-team-photoProject Heart and Sole track teams inspire middle and high school students to be confident, healthy, and self-respecting and nourishes social and physical development through running.

Runners met after school for 12 weeks from August to November. The training program consists of 2-3 mile routes in and around Rio Vista. After each run, runners participate in a group, often led by a Soroptimist, addressing life-learning skills such as nutrition, positive thinking, and goal-setting. Runners also participate in cross country races during the season.

Click here to view an article written about the program by two middle school participants.

5K Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Starting LineThe Project Heart and Sole 5K Turkey Trot event encourages a healthy lifestyle and raises money for Project Heart and Sole. The 2016 Turkey Trot is Nov. 24, 2016, yes, Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 AM! Proceeds from the event fund the Riverview Middle School and Rio Vista High School Cross Country teams.  Adults are $25.00 and Youth (age 14 & under) $15.00 with free T-shirt by 11/1;  Adults $30.00 after 11/1. Register at

Click here to view the 2015 Turkey Trot photo album on Facebook.

1,000 Mile Challenge

People WalkingProject Heart and Sole 1,000 Mile Challenge encourages the Rio Vista community to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Participants walk, run or hike 1000 miles in one year by joining local weekly walks and sponsored 5K events. Participants may be solo or team up in groups of 2, 3, or 4 and share the miles. Mileage is tracked with a Smartphone app, a wearable device like Fitbit, or manually. Weekly progress and comparison peer mileage is provided on a website.