Marathon Kids is an Austin-based nonprofit that provides fun, positive and transformational running experiences for kids, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities. Each school year, about 60,000 kids in Texas run with Marathon Kids. The unique, low-cost program is easy to set up and is fully customizable for each club’s individual schedule and needs.
Research shows that active kids learn better. They score higher on tests, are more likely to go to college, and have better school attendance, concentration, and behavior in class. One physically active session during the school day creates a 21% decrease in a teacher's time managing behavior, which benefits everyone in the classroom.
Anyone can start a Marathon Kids run club, in their school, neighborhood or community! To learn more, visit marathonkids.org/start-a-run-club.