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Austin-based water filter company makes donation to help Texas students stay active

AUSTIN, Texas – March 23, 2021 – Marathon Kids is teaming up with Aquasana, maker of water filtration products for the home and on-the-go, to help Texas school children stay hydrated. Proper hydration is essential for wellness and development, and the Marathon Kids mission is to get kids moving and set them on the path toward a lifetime of good health.

With the Marathon Kids program, kids run a cumulative marathon or more, one mile at a time, one day at a time. Runners know the importance of staying hydrated for optimal health and athletic performance, and Aquasana believes clean drinking water, filtered of potentially harmful contaminants, is fundamental for overall health and well-being.

The partnership with Aquasana comes in time for the 41st National Nutrition Month®,  an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to highlight the importance of healthful eating and physical activity habits. The Marathon Kids program teaches children to set goals and celebrate their progress. Active kids need plenty of water daily, and they can work with their Marathon Kids coaches to set hydration goals along with their daily distance targets.

“We’re dedicated to supporting overall wellness by providing easier access to healthy, great-tasting water,” said Derek Mellencamp, General Manager at Aquasana. “Good nutrition and physical activity are important to schoolchildren now more than ever, and we’re thrilled to support Marathon Kids in helping them establish strong foundations for a long and healthy life.”

Research shows that healthy children perform better in school and make better choices. Marathon Kids will use Aquasana’s generous donation to help more children, of all backgrounds and abilities, access their programming, set healthy habits and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

About Marathon Kids

Marathon Kids shows kids through running that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. Kids in the program work at their own pace to run or walk the equivalent mileage of four marathons (or more!). They run one lap at a time, one day at a time, and before they know it they’ve gone farther than they ever dreamed. Kids enrolled in the program have a network of dedicated adults showing them how it’s done, and most importantly, a motivated and inspiring coach supporting them every step of the way.

About Aquasana

Aquasana, an A. O. Smith Corporation company (NYSE-AOS), is dedicated to improving the overall health and wellness of every home by delivering clean, healthy and great-tasting water through its best-in-class water filtration systems. Aquasana’s family of award-winning premium water filters—including whole-house filtration systems, shower filters, under-sink filters, countertop filters, reverse osmosis systems and portable filter bottles—provide easy and immediate access to healthy water at home and on the go. For more information, visit