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On Your Marks! Marathon Kids Starts Sept. 16

Austin ISD celebrates the second year of partnering with Marathon Kids to encourage students to incorporate physical activity into every day.

Through the collaboration, AISD elementary school teachers will use the Marathon Kids research-based curriculum during daily Working Out for Wellness time.

During the course of the year, students will be encouraged to run or walk the equivalent of four marathons in 10-minute daily increments. For each marathon completed, students receive Nike rewards. 

The kickoff event will include a short jog to help students complete that first of many laps.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at T.A. Brown Elementary School, 505 W. Anderson Lane.