Seventy students at Stan Stanley Elementary completed the Marathon Kids program in its inaugural year at the school. Marathon Kids is a national fitness program for children. To complete the program, children must walk or run a marathon (26.2 miles) over several months of the school year.
Tracking is recorded in quarter-mile increments. The goal of the program is to encourage healthy living through walking and running. Stan Stanley is the first Katy ISD school enlisted in the program.
During the school year, children had opportunity to participate in the Houston Area Kick Off and Final Mile celebration. Several children also ran in organized races such as the Katy YMCA Turkey Dash and Texas Children’s Hospital Kids Fun Run. The children who completed the program closed out the year with a celebratory ice cream social.
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