Marathon Kids

This Girl Is on Fire: A Marathon Kid’s Determination to Beat an Incredible Record

Hailey Walker’s last name is ironic, considering that she prefers running to walking. “I always wanted to run. I thought it was fun to run, plus I could get where I wanted to go faster than if I walked.” Eleven years old and in fifth grade at West Lenoir Elementary in Lenoir, North Carolina, Hailey …

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Coach Jessica Kessel Takes Pride in Her Bobcat Roadrunners Run Club

Coach Jessica Kessel was familiar with Marathon Kids well before she wound up starting a run club. As a P.E. teacher at Copperfield Elementary in Converse, Texas, she’d attended physical education conferences for years and spoken there with Marathon Kids representatives, but she didn’t have the funds to pay for the program to come to …

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Marathon Kids

Mighty Milers Run Club Brings Positivity To Bennie L. Cole Elementary

Coach Susan Cary first heard about Marathon Kids when the principal at Bennie L. Cole Elementary in San Antonio, Texas, where Cary teaches fifth grade, was working with a parent to find a sponsor to start a run club. “I love families and believe in the importance of building healthy habits together,” says Cary. “I …

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Marathon Kids Coach Models Healthy Choices For Her Runners

The Lion Runners club is grant-funded, thanks to the generous support of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. In Watts, a neighborhood in southern Los Angeles, California, there is an elementary school called the 112th Street S.T.E.A.M. Academy, where educator Criss Moreno wears many hats. She is a fourth-grade teacher and the school’s technology coordinator. She is …

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Los Angeles Run Club for Kids

Marathon Kids Coach Patricia Andrade Builds Healthy Habits And Community

Marathon Kids Coach Patricia Andrade Builds Healthy Habits And Community By MK Editor, May 23, 2021 The Ambassador School of Global Education Running Club is grant-funded, thanks to the generous support of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Patricia Andrade sees running and Marathon Kids as “a sport and program in which all students can be successful.” …

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Marathon Kids Run Club Helps Students with Special Needs Manage Anxiety

When Special Education teacher Maria Ornelas applied for a grant to fund a Marathon Kids run club at Lockwood Avenue Elementary in Los Angeles, California, she shared in her application that she was excited to become a run club coach “because running motivates the students to do their best on the track and in their …

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