Jan / 2018

Marathon Kids Announces New Out-of-School Time Grant

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Kristin Shaw, Director of Communications

January 9, 2018                                                               kristin@marathonkids.org

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MARATHON KIDS ANNOUNCES NEW OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME GRANT TO FUND PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Marathon Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and happiness of children by engaging them in a positive, simple, goal-driven running and walking program, announced today the launch of a new out-of-school time grant. Grantees will be awarded funding in the form of a coupon code redeemable at marathonkids.org to cover all associated costs with the program.

All out-of-school time (including summer) programs in the United States are eligible to apply for the Marathon Kids Out-of-School Time Grant. This includes summer camps, community programs, church groups, and others. Programs that have previously participated in Marathon Kids are required to complete past seasons’ Finisher Surveys to be considered for the Marathon Kids grant.

“This grant allows us to reach more children across the country and empower them to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors,” said Marathon Kids CEO Cami Hawkins. “Research shows that our running clubs effectively jump-start healthy, long-lasting change, and it’s our mission to engage as many kids as we can.”

APPLICATION & IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

  • Grant applications accepted: Jan. 9th – Feb. 9th, 2018
  • Grant notifications emailed by: Feb. 16th, 2018
  • Grantees must register their run club by: Mar. 2nd, 2018
  • Club seasons must be completed by: Aug. 31st, 2018

For more information on the grant: https://marathonkids.org/ost-grant/

ABOUT MARATHON KIDS

Marathon Kids helps kids unlock their potential and adults discover their inner coach by joining, starting or supporting a Marathon Kids running club in their home, school, out-of-school time organization or camp.

Kids in the program work at their own pace to run, or walk, the equivalent mileage of up to four marathons, and Marathon Kids provides the training, rewards, tools and resources to keep them moving. Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their progress on a journey to complete four marathons, or 104.8 miles, over the course of the running club season. They run (or walk) a lap at a time, at a 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.

Corporate partners and supporters include Nike, HEB, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Active Schools, USATF Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Target, Tejas Trails, Athletes for Hope, LA Dodgers Foundation, and St. David’s Foundation.

More information is available at marathonkids.org.

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