KiDSMARATHON PROGRAM

What is KiDSMARATHON?
KiDSMARATHON is an 8-10 week training program that enables kids to complete a full marathon by running incremental distances each week leading up to the finish in front of hundreds of fans at regional celebration sites at the end of the school year. Olympic Medalist and New York City Marathon winner Rod Dixon is the founder of KiDSMARATHON. Dixon has implemented the popular program in several states and as far across the globe as New Zealand. During the project, elementary students ages 7-12 develop life-long fitness skills, social-emotional learning, a feeling of accomplishment, and self-confidence. The mantra of the program is “Finishing is winning and winning is finishing.”

Who participates in KiDSMARATHON?
Each CAS member elementary school can involve as many students in the program as it wishes. From PE / Health classes to recess to parent supervised running activities to recreation centers, schools are welcome to participate and benefit from this amazing fitness program. Because the goal of the program is to “FINISH,” kids of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels can participate and be successful.

Will We Receive Training Materials?
Included in the program is a wonderful training guide containing all the information to start: warm-up exercises, drills, games, nutrition guidelines cool-down activities, and much more! The information is delivered in a way that kids can understand and enjoy. Kids record their distances on a personalized guide sheet and are offered other learning activities in the training guide that accompanies the program.

When Can We Begin?
The ideal start date for KiDSMARATHON™ can really be any time, but the third week of March is when most schools get started. Students will complete 25.2 miles prior to the local celebrations beginning in May and ending in early June.

Questions?
Contact Dave Maloney at C.A.S. dmaloneyatcasciacdotorg or 203 – 250 – 1111. Additional information, including a video link, is posted below.

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KiDSMARATHON Resources:

Program Overview (PowerPoint Slideshow): http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/KM_Program_Summary2014-3.0.ppt

Starter Kit: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/Getting_Started.pdf

Official CT KiDSMARATHON Website: http://www.shc-ct.org/kidsmarathon.html

KiDSMARATHON Video: https://youtu.be/WxPS2VfwWtI

2017 Program Information: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/2017KMFlyer.pdf

2017 Certificate of Achievement: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/kidsmarathon_certificate_2017.pdf

Athlete Entry and Release Form http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/entryandreleaseform.pdf

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KiDSMARATHON Press:

Marathon man Rod Dixon brings inspiration to Harwinton running club

Rod Dixon Kids Marathon kicks off in Waterbury

Rod Dixon, Mayor Neil O’Leary Help Launch Kid’s Marathon In Waterbury

Another Mother Runner Podcast #178: OLYMPIAN ROD DIXON TALKS ABOUT GETTING KIDS RUNNING

2014 Waterbury Regional Celebration Event Video