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As part of the 2011 LA Marathon activities, students from the THINK Together program at Tracy Elementary (Baldwin Park, CA) participated in KidsMarathon.
In the weeks leading up to the LA Marathon, the Tracey Elementary students lopgged a total of 25 miles running on their own, then on race day they ran 1.2 miles along the LA Marathon route! All finishers received a T-shirt and medal!
Kids Marathon is an 8-week fitness education program that enables kids to complete a full marathon (26.2 miles) by running approximately 3 miles per week. Through the program, kids learn the value of exercise and nutrition habits for healthy living and, best of all, they have fun! The program is completed in grand fashion as each child finishes the final 1.5 miles of their marathon distance in front of hundreds (sometime thousands!) of cheering fans, friends, and family. KidsMarathon was founded by Rod Dixon, winner of the 1982 New York Marathon and Olympic distance runner.
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