Lawrence community's marathon club for kids to have kick-off party Sunday
- on September 29, 2011
The Lawrence community’s "One Mile At A Time" marathon club for elementary school students is having a kick-off party Sunday.
Students who sign up for the club will receive a T-shirt and a packet of information that includes tips on running and nutrition and sheets to log their miles. The goal is to complete a marathon, 26.2 miles, between Sunday and April 22, which is the Kansas Half Marathon event in Lawrence.
Kylene Etzel, Lawrence Hy-Vee dietitian, said the goal of the free program is to provide an incentive for students to keep moving, even during winter months. She said students receive a special stamp and coupons for every five miles they run.
The kick-off party is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. There will be special announcements and then a warm-up at 3:30 p.m. with Lawrence fitness guru Don “Red Dog” Gardner. A one-mile run will begin at 3:45 p.m., followed by food and entertainment from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you can’t make the party, Etzel said students can sign up at anytime in the pharmacy department at Lawrence Hy-Vee stores, 4000 W. Sixth St. or 3504 Clinton Parkway.