Kids' Marathon 2020
Date: April 16, 2020
Location: San Angelo Stadium
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Designed to target children in grades K–6, in both San Angelo and surrounding areas, this celebratory fitness and nutrition program encourages students, staff and parents to develop the love and habit of moving, eating a balanced diet and enjoying good health. Kids run 26 miles over 4 months at their campus and then complete the last 0.2 mile during a celebration event at the San Angelo Stadium.
The Final Lap Event is a culmination of their hard work and desire to live a healthy life, with games and information provided by local community organizations and businesses. Some active participants include the San Angelo Road Lizards Running Club, YMCA, Team RWB and Goodfellow Air Force Base. In addition, hometown high school and college athletes are present as positive role models and are given a chance to mentor the younger kids that respect them so much. The children are thrilled when the older athletes run alongside them or stand to meet them with congratulations at the finish line.
The first 500 students to cross the finish line receive a finisher's medal and t-shirt to commemorate their accomplishments. Students are also presented with a water bottle which they can use to gather autographs from area collegiate and high school athletes and school mascots.
For those who want to participate in another activity, community organizations are set up in the middle of the football field. Obstacle courses, tug-of-war, baseball throwing competitions and Tae Kwon Do are just some of the many activities available.
While kids participate in the activities, parents are able to visit booths to find out what other opportunities are going to be available throughout the summer. Organizations and activities for this year include: YMCA, USTA Tennis Association, Team Chip Tae Kwon Do, Nature Center petting zoo, SAISD team sports and summer camps info, and boys and girls tug-o-war game.
For more information, please call 325.657.5677.
Special thanks to sponsors: Shannon Medical Center, SAISD, Armstrong Backus Co. LLP, and the YMCA.