Welcome to our group!

Our Goal: To create a sustainable fitness opportunity for Lawrence area elementary students through development of a kids' marathon program that meets these criteria:

  • Promotes lifelong wellness
  • Provides students a sense of accomplishment, and
  • Creates a fun, non-competitive atmosphere for all elementary students who want to participate.

What? A kids fitness program where students complete a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in one-mile increments during the school year.

Really? Yes, there is support available to get started, sponsored by Hy-Vee Stores.

Who? All Lawrence elementary school students, K-6th.

Where? On a pre-marked, one-mile, monitored course on or near your school grounds.

When? A designated time, before or after school, meeting preferably twice a week.

How? With a Marathon-in-a-Box start up kit!

Why? At a time when kids are less physically active, this will get kids outside and inspire them to get moving!

If you are interested in starting a marathon club at your school, please contact carriemandigo@sunflower.com or ruthdewitt@sunflower.com

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