A Message from the President President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are participating in “Let’s Move!”
What is a marathon? Photo courtesy of SuraNualpradid/freedigitalphotos.net • Marathon • long-distance race: a long-distance footrace run over a distance of 26 miles 385 yards; • difficult undertaking: a lengthy and difficult task, event, or activity; • endurance test: a test of endurance, especially in a competition.
How long is a marathon? A marathon is 26 miles long. That’s like… …walking from DFS to Go Greenly 26 times!! …walking from DFS to Indian Ledge Park 9 times!! …walking from DFS to the Beardsley Zoo 6 times!!
Who participates in marathons? Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) Credit: Associated Press
What About Kids? Rod Dixon came up with a way for kids like YOU to participate in a marathon.
Who is Rod Dixon? Rod Dixon won an Olympic bronze medal in the 1500 meters race in the 1972 Olympics. Rod Dixon is a two-time World Cross Country Championship Medalist. Rod Dixon won the 1983 New York City Marathon. Rod Dixon is the founder of Kid’s Marathon.
YOU Can Do It! This year, Daniels Farm School is participating in Rod Dixon’s Kid’s Marathon.
If you participate in this exciting new program, you will run or walk your way to 26.2 miles in just 8 weeks! It will help you be healthy, stay fit, and accomplish a big goal!
Just a few laps each day… Photo: ALAMY Every day, during recess, take some time to laps around the schoolyard. Grab your friends and do it together! run or walk or jump or skip
Keep Track of Your Progress All DFS Kid's Marathon participants will receive a training manual. It will explain how many laps you should complete each day. Your laps will add up to an amazing 25 MILES!
The Student Lap Tracker ID Card Keep track of your laps each day using your very own ID Card. Parents and teachers will scan your card after each lap. You can log on to your computer at home and show your family how many laps you finished during recess. They will be so proud of you!
The Big Final Mile Event DFS Kid’s Marathoners are invited to Danbury High School on May 31st to finish the last mile of the 26-mile marathon together. You will march on the track with your friends with the DFS banner and flag just like the athletes in the Olympics do!
Finishing is Winning! You will finish the last mile with lots of other Kid’s Marathon participants in front of cheering fans.
Take Home a Kid’s Marathon Medal! You will be a Marathon Finisher! You will be a winner because you finished!
Kids Talk about Kid’s Marathon! Seth and Chris at 32nd Street School
Raise your hands if you can’t wait to participate in Daniels Farm School’s Kid’s Marathon!