Youth Running Program

Running Is a Family Affair for the Edwards Family of Austin, Texas

Christina Edwards is a longtime runner and working mom of two. Since Stay at Home began in mid-March in the Austin area due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Edwards and her husband have focused on balancing the family’s daily workouts with their children’s online schooling, all while continuing to work full-time from home. The Edwards …

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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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Free Resources for PE Teachers

Free Resourcesfor pe teachers Looking for ideas for PE class or in-classroom brain boosters? We’re here to help! You may use any of these resources at school, community organization, or virtual program! Marathon Kids programming is now FREE and includes access to Marathon Kids Connect, an award-winning physical activity and distance tracking mobile scanning app …

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Marathon Kids Washington

Brightmont Academy High School Students Run To Manage Stress

At Brightmont Academy, a private school serving six through 12th grades located in the Issaquah/Sammamish suburbs of Seattle, Washington, there is a Marathon Kids club with only five members. The runners, who are all in high school, meet for 30 minutes each school day with their coach, Brightmont teacher John Kernan. Together, the group runs, …

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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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