Photo courtesy of Phillip and Kelly Miles.
Riverchase Elementary participates in Kids Mercedes Marathon
Ninety-one children from Riverchase Elementary recently participated in this year’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Kids Mercedes Marathon.
Riverchase Elementary School students completed their first year at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Kids Mercedes Marathon on in February. Ninety-one children from Riverchase participated in this year’s program, which is an innovative five-month endurance-building running/walking program designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
To achieve the goal of 26.2 miles (a full marathon), kids trained for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4-mile, 1/2-mile, 3/4-mile or 1-mile increments between October 2013 and January 2014 to qualify for race day participation. Students ran in PE class and with a parent.
The children completed the final mile on the actual marathon course and received a Finisher’s Medal.