Young runners complete a 10-week marathon on Sunday, October 6, crossing the finish line at Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park. Students in grades 3 through 8, enrolled in the “I Can 26.2 Mile It! Kids Run Program,” line up behind the War Memorial to race 1.2 miles to fulfill their goal.
Organized by the Badgerland Striders’ Milwaukee Marathon Youth running program, in conjunction with Girls on the Run and the Milwaukee Police Department Endurance Club, the “I Can 26.2 Mile It! Kids Run Program” fosters fitness in young people.
Each participant, under parental supervision, has compiled a 10-week training log, completing 25 miles before race day. This mile accumulation has included a pair of large-group training fun runs, as well as education on personal discipline, goal-setting, respect, and self-esteem,
The kids run, beginning at 9:15 a.m., coincides with the 33rd Annual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, which also finishes at Veteran’s Park on October 6.
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