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Rotary Invites Kids to Run De Mar

Kids De MarSubmitted by Organizational Champion, Elm City Rotary

The Elm City Rotary Clarence DeMar Marathon Committee, in partnership with the Advocates for Healthy Youth Coalition are inviting students grades 1-6 to “run” the Clarence DeMar Marathon. Through existing school based-running/walking clubs and physical education (PE) programs students will track their activity throughout the spring and summer, and then have the chance to run the last 1.2 miles of the DeMar Marathon on race day in September.

Running or walking in the DeMar Kid’s Marathon is free and simple.  Many school PE teachers in Cheshire County are helping to coordinate this effort and others are joining each week. Registration materials are available from your child’s PE teacher at the following schools:

  1. Franklin Elementary
  2. Fuller Elementary
  3. Jonathan Daniels Elementary
  4. Monadnock Waldorf School
  5. Mt. Caesar Elementary School
  6. St. Joseph’s School
  7. Surry Village Charter School
  8. Symonds Elementary School
  9. Westmoreland School
  10. Winchester School
  11. Jaffrey Grade School
  12. Rindge Memorial

Students who sign up will receive a child friendly activity log for recording 25 miles during the spring, summer, and fall leading up to the DeMar on September 30, 2012.  By completing the log and returning it when school resumes (no later than September 7th 2012) the students will be given a free t-shirt and earn the right to run the last 1.2 miles of the DeMar Marathon on race day.  Wearing their T-shirt will be their “admission ticket” to the 1.2 mile run. Participants will also receive a finishers’ medal at the finish line at Keene State College

If your child’s school is not on the above list, we encourage you to contact the PE teacher and give them a little nudge!

With your help and support, we hope to encourage a lifetime of healthy activity habits for our youth and continue working towards our goal of becoming the healthiest community in the nation by 2020.