Dole as a nutrition partner. They will be supplying fruit bowls to 5,000 KiDS at various KiDSMARATHON events.
Check out www.dole.com/ to learn more about this healthy partner!
KiDSMARATHON has teamed up with Bring Back the Mile in the promotion of The Mile, a track distance that has incredible cultural significance and appeal but has been diminished in favor of arbitrary 1600m and Olympic 1500m distances in today's track and field scene. One mile is the distance kids run for their celebration event at the end of the KiDSMARATHON program. Our goal with BBTM is to promote the Mile as a metric for improvement in elementary school children. It is then our hope to see kids continue to run the Mile in middle & high school programs across the country.
Click "Join the Movement" on the BBTM website.
ING KiDS ROCK is teaming up with The President's Challenge to reach as many kids as possible across the nation. The President's Challenge mission is to promote physical activity that is fun and that you can do on your own, with friends, or family members.
Check out www.presidentschallenge.org to find out how you can get started!
Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON Foundation has been appointed Special Adviser, Consultant and Ambassador to the ING Kids Rock and Kids Rock program. Our shared mission is to create a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children at risk of obesity-related health problems.
The LA Marathon is an amazing event and this year KiDSMARATHON is very excited about 5000 kids running their last mile around the famous Dodger Stadium and just maybe finishing at Home Plate. Now that would be very cool!
Learn more about the marathon on the race site.
Litchfield Hills Food Services has been working closely with KiDSMARATHON for several years now to help bring the program to the entire state of Connecticut, an amazing undertaking and achievement! For more information on KiDSMARATHON programs in Connecticut, visit their site -- kidsmarathon.lhfs-ct.org.
The Rod Dixons KiDSMARATHON Foundation has a very close working relationship with the Beyond the Bell after school program, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. "We are very excited with the potential to have over 25,000 kids in the program in the near future."
The 2011 program was quite a success. 4000 Kids participated our goal in 2012 will be over 5500 kids. The Adidas Auckland Marathon serves as a great example of KiDSMARATHON in action!
KiDSMARATHON in Auckland >
So what do the KiDS think?
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Our mission is to create a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children at risk of obesity-related health problems. Help our program educate, empower, and inspire K-5 children to become and stay fit.
Today’s Youth across the Globe are considered the most inactive in history, as a result, the rate of obesity among children and teenagers has more than tripled over the past three decades.
The Saucony Run For Good Foundation and Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation are committed to reversing this trend by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and healthy lifestyle programs for youth