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Marathon Kids Receives Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant from BCBSTX

Marathon Kids Receives Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Award will fund Marathon Kids physical activity program and technology Austin, Texas, (9/21/2022) Marathon Kids today announced it was awarded a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). The HKHF funding will …

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Fourth-Grader West Edwards Reaches a Huge Milestone: 500 Miles!

Fourth-Grader West Edwards Reaches a Huge Milestone: 500 Miles! By Catherine Morris West Edwards was a second-grader at Davis Elementary School in Austin, Texas, when the world suddenly shut down in the spring of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world shut down, but West didn’t. An avid runner with an innate love for …

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Mini-Grants from Marathon Kids Support Coaches and Help Runners Go Farther

Mini-Grants from Marathon Kids Support Coaches and Help Runners Go Farther By Catherine Morris Running alongside her students has always been important to the teacher and Marathon Kids Coach Walasse Der. But it wasn’t always possible. Instead of joining her students on the track at their California elementary school, she had to stand beside the …

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Glenwood Elementary School Students Discover a Love of Running

Glenwood Elementary School Students Discover a Love of Running By Catherine Morris For Valerie Siegrist, daily physical activity is a no-brainer. “The benefits are hard to ignore,” she says. “Having a healthy lifestyle combats the risk of certain health conditions and diseases, improves energy, and boosts mood.” Siegrist teaches PE at Glenwood Elementary School in …

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Flower Mound Elementary Students Challenge Themselves to Move

Flower Mound Elementary Students Challenge Themselves to Move By Catherine Morris Last year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, PE teacher Beverly Jordan had a new, central goal: keeping her students at Flower Mound Elementary outdoors as much as possible. In response to her district’s Covid protocols, she started a “Run/Walk/Jog Challenge” at her …

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