When I envisioned starting a Marathon Kids Running Club at my school, I figured I might have 25 students sign up to run each week. By the second week of our program, I had 113 runners (out of student body of 129 kids!). Our Marathon Kids run 1 mile during their Monday PE class, 1 mile after school on Tuesdays, and 1 mile on Fridays. In addition, we encourage our children to run and track their miles outside of school. Our goal for this school year is for our kids to run 104. 8 miles, or the equivalent of four marathons. Just recently we were awarded a substantial grant from Marathon Kids and Nike to cover the costs associated with the operation of our club. A special thanks goes out to Nurrie Wilson for her support of our kids.
David Quick, reporter for the Charleston Post and Courier, published an article this week about our running club. Check it out at the link below.