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Torrington Announces to be Part of KiDSMARATHON CT

TORRINGTON >> City elementary school students will run the distance of a marathon over the remainder of the school year, according to Interim Superintendent Lynda Reitman, who discussed the planned initiative at the most recent meeting of the Board of Education. “We have already got on board every elementary school. Grades three through five will be running 25.2 miles during the course of the school year,” said Reitman.

November 24, 2015 12:00 am

Introducing Dublin, Ireland KiDSMARATHON!

  Over 600 sixth class pupils from 22 Fingal schools have been taking part in an eight-week program, having trained four times a week in their school. The program culminated in the students running their Final Mile at the Dublin Marathon! Read the full article > More articles from Dublin, Ireland: West Dublin primary school pupils are on course for a marathon finish Local School Children to Join Dublin Marathon

November 11, 2015 12:00 am

Santa Barbara Final Mile Celebration!

Santa Barbara KIDs getting ready to start the final mile of their KiDSMARATHON program! Much thanks to Ryan Lamppa and the Bring Back the Mile organization for covering it and cheering on our KIDs! Find more photos and videos on the Bring Back the Mile Instagram and Facebook pages.

May 29, 2015 12:00 am

Republican American: Marathon man is back

(by John McKenna) Runner Rod Dixon returns to promote fitness for kids A sure sign of spring locally is the sight of running legend Rod Dixon making the rounds at elementary schools to promote his Kids Marathon program, and stressing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating habits. Dixon, winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon and a bronze medalist in the 1,500 meters in the 1972 Summer Olympics, visited East School and Forbes School on Friday to help students get thei...

April 15, 2015 12:00 am

Students Train for KiDSMARATHON 2015

It's no joke, KiDSMARATHON training is in full swing on both coasts! The West Coast Community Magazine highlighted the Chino Hills program where Rod visited recently.   Rod Dixon, Olympic medalist, New York City Marathon champion, and Kiwi (New Zealander), created KiDSMARATHON for elementary school students from 4th through 6th grades, in an effort to educate children of the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

April 1, 2015 12:00 am