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Four School Districts Adopt the Marathon Kids District Tech Integration for the 2021–22 School Year

Four School Districts Adopt the Marathon Kids District Tech Integration for the 2021–22 School Year By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 This school year, four school districts—Austin ISD, Corpus Christi ISD and Midland ISD in Texas, and Beaverton School District in Oregon—are participating in Marathon Kids through the organization’s innovative district tech integration, Marathon Kids …

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Coach Ray Longoria Helps Kids Engage with Healthy Lifestyles at Kearney Family YMCA

Coach Ray Longoria Helps Kids Engage with Healthy Lifestyles at Kearney Family YMCA By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 Coach Ray Longoria has worked for the Kearney Family YMCA in Kearney, Nebraska, for over a decade, where he’s coached a Marathon Kids run club for four years and counting. “We’ve had a running club at …

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Olympic Champion, Sanya Richards-Ross Becomes Marathon Kids Global Ambassador

Olympic Champion, Sanya Richards-Ross Becomes Marathon Kids Global Ambassador By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 College track-and-field star. NCAA national championship runner. Co-Owner of MommiNation. Four-time Olympic gold-medalist. Mom. These are just a few of the important titles Sanya Richards-Ross holds. As of 2021, she has a new one to add to the list: Richards-Ross …

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End of Season Wrap Up – More Than 1,000,000 Miles and Still Running

More Than 1,000,000 Miles and Still Running By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 Our 25th anniversary season is complete! This year Marathon Kids ran nearly 1.5 million miles together—the equivalent of 56,684 cumulative marathons. Another way to look at it? This season, Marathon Kids spent 30 million minutes doing heart-pumping physical activity that helped increase their health, …

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A Marathon Kids Virtual Run Club Enhances the Lives of Nebraska Schoolchildren

A Marathon Kids Virtual Run Club Enhances the Lives of Nebraska School By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 Donnia Behrends, an Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension, was looking online for a physical activity-based program that would work well in after-school settings when she came across Marathon Kids. “What originally drew me to the program is …

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Dr. Kelly Featherston Coaches a “Small but Mighty” Run Club

Dr. Kelly Featherston Coaches a “Small but Mighty” Run Club By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 Dr. Kelly Featherston teaches Physical Education at Kimball Elementary School and coaches the school’s Marathon Kids run club. With fewer than 200 students, Kimball Elementary School’s motto—“Small but Mighty”—makes a lot of sense. Located in Mesquite, Texas, a close-knit …

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Coaching PE Through the Pandemic in Beaverton, OR

Coaching PE Through the Pandemic in Beaverton, OR By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 Jacob and Celia Whitehead are a married couple who both teach Physical Education in Beaverton School District, just west of Portland, Oregon—Jacob at Bonny Slope Elementary, Celia at Greenway Elementary. The Whiteheads have been coaching Marathon Kids run clubs for years, but they …

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