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Time: 9:00 AM
Final Run: Plan on being at Plumb Hill Track (on the Litchfield High School and intermediate school campus) no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12. The final-event run will be preceded by a KM-runners' clinic and warm up, led by Rod Dixon. Plumb Hill Track, Litchfield...Enter Plumb Hill Road via Constitution Way from route 202. Parking in UPPER lot closest to the track.
Check out this great article about the Kids' Marathon: http://www.ctparent.com/archive/2010-04-kids-marathon.htm
KiDSMARATHON CELEBRATION LUNCH: Chef Joel Viehland and his team will be preparing and serving a healthy, local-ingredient lunch beginning at noon at the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market (Center School), immediately following the KM Celebration. The kids will love it, including fresh, local strawberries. The lunch is FREE for KiDSMARATHONERS and their siblings up to age 12; and a suggested donation of $5 for all others. The link below introduces you to Chef Viehland.
We ask that all KM families plan on attending the celebration lunch at the Center School Elementary School in Litchfield (site of Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market.) Enter Woodruff Lane from route 202. Parking behind or in front of Center School; follow signs.
This program is a great way to get active, learn about health, fitness, and above all - to have fun. The goal is to run a marathon (26.2 miles) over an eight week period. KiDSMARATHON was started by Rod Dixon, an Olympic medalist, who was one of the best runners in the world for 17 years. Mimi and Erik are starting this program for WMS students on Monday, April 5th for students from ages 7 to 12. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:00am and 8:25am the runners will meet down on the playing field to do their running and their miles will be documented. There is also a requirement to do a run on the weekends which needs to be supervised by the runner's parents. The 8 week program finishes with a 1.2 mile run on June 12th at the Litchfield High school track where Rod Dixon will present the students who ran the marathon with a certificate of completion, a t-shirt and a medal. Each student that signs up for the KiDSMARATHON will receive a training guide, a personal training log and a nutritional booklet. There is a fee of $10 for each runner and parents must sign a medical waiver to participate. Any parent or child that just wants to come and run with us without participating in the official program on June 12th is welcome as well. All student runners who participate will be recognized on June 11th at the WMS field day, even if they only completed some of the miles. Please see Mimi Gillen on April 5th at 8am to sign up and participate in this program that builds a foundation of life-long health
For More information visit: www.kidsmarathon.com