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KiDSMARATHON Honored in Waterbury Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In 1976 Rod Dixon was an Olympic runner for New Zealand and was chosen to carry the Kiwi flag into the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. A shoulder injury kept Dixon from actually carrying the flag, and he came in 4th place in one of the most dramatic 5000 meter races in history. Thirty eight years later Rod Dixon had the opportunity to carry the New Zealand flag through the streets of Waterbury during a parade Saturday morning at The Gathering.

CT Gov Malloy Praises the Success of the Waterbury Program

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

250 KiDSMARATHON students, along with their Mentors and Coaches walked in the parade in support of the Waterbury KiDSMARATHON program. Governor Malloy gave his support and congratulations to the office of Mayor O'Leary for the success of the program.  1650 KiDS are currently signed up and "in training" for the June 4th Final Mile Celebration! To the left: KiDSMARATHON Rod Dixon with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy at the City of Waterbury Parade Saturday, May 17th.

KiDSMARATHON Chosen as Run4Good Foundation!

May 1, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Global performance running footwear and apparel brand Saucony and the Saucony Run for Good Foundation, established to help combat childhood obesity by providing financial support to community-based youth running programs, have announced KiDSMARATHON as it's grant recipient for the month of May! Download the app Run your miles and earn funds for Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON Foundation! Also, if the app records 10,000 miles for the KiDSMARATHON Foundation in the mont...

Rod Dixon, Mayor Neil O'Leary Help Launch Kid's Marathon In Waterbury

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Rod Dixon - "Lots of schools and students are signing up and the enthusiasm is growing in Connecticut. Schools are really into it and there's such a different in acceptance of the idea than years ago." Just yesterday in the Waterbury Observer - "Long-distance running legend, Rod Dixon, of New Zealand, was back in Waterbury Thursday morning to help kick-off the second year of his Kid’s Marathon running program in the city. Dixon won the bronze medal in the 1500 meter run at the 1972 Olympics...

LA KiDSMARATHON Final Mile @ Dodger Stadium

March 22, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite rare overcast skies, the LA KiDSMARATHON Final Mile at Dodger Stadium was run by 5000 Students! Over 500 Teachers, Mentors, and Coaches, and 12,000+ family members witnessed their achievement. NBA Lakers legend, AC Green, ran the Final Mile with the KiDs.

Checking in with 32nd St. School

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

LA KiDSMARATHON is having it's most successful year yet! 27,000 KiDS in school training in Los Angeles, Glendora, Inland Empire, and Chino Hills. LA KiDSMARATHON Final Mile Celebration will be held in Dodger Stadium on March 2nd, 2014.