Are you familiar with Marathon Kids Connect, our all-new, completely FREE physical activity tracking app and reporting platform? We think all PE teachers and run club coaches should be, since we designed it with you and your student runners in mind, to make mileage and physical activity tracking and reporting a breeze! It bridges the gap between school and home, enabling students to continue working toward their physical activity goals even during periods of distance-learning.
The app and reporting platform are completely FREE. Registering for Marathon Kids Connect will give you access to free lesson plans and run club resources, enable you to effectively track students’ physical activity, and help you gather important data to support Physical Education and active minutes to meet mandates. To get started, simply create a free account!
USING MARATHON KIDS CONNECT TO CREATE A SAFE DISTANCE RUN CLUB
Kids can continue running together, gaining the benefits of community and accountability, while staying safe and healthy in a Safe Distance Run Club – a Marathon Kids club that prioritizes everyone’s wellbeing with safe, socially distant runs and best practices for good health.
The Marathon Kids Connect app makes hands-free lap-tracking a breeze: Coaches can download the app to their smartphones or tablets and set up a self-scan station where students scan their runner ID cards as they run past – no popsicle sticks, paper and pen or Wi-Fi needed. (The manual data entry feature is also still available for coaches who prefer it!)
Parents can also record miles their kids cover at home and submit the data through the platform for coach approval.
HELPING PE TEACHERS KEEP ADMINS IN THE LOOP
Daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is incredibly important for kids’ health and wellbeing – not just physical, but mental and emotional as well. This has never been truer than now, since the spread of COVID-19 and all the uncertainty it has brought to families across the country. Kids need consistent physical activity and Marathon Kids Connect helps coaches show school administrators the difference they are making in keeping students active.
Our app and reporting platform make reporting a snap and allow you to share up-to-date impact dashboards with your school principal and other key stakeholders to demonstrate your runners’ progress and the importance of your running program.