We are so excited for Marathon High Season 7!! This season we are offering a brand new race series for our students as they move through the season and new distance milestones. Our program is free and open to any high school student who will commit to attend three weekly practices, give these practices their best effort, complete three training runs of 15K or longer, and complete a fundraising project with their school's team. They will also be required to attend the New Year's Eve 5K, Winter Beach Run, Gate River Run and finish the season with the Run 13.1 on March 25, 2018.
Our next important event is our Virtual 1/2 Marathon, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year. For just $25 you can run, walk or crawl 13.1 miles during the week of (cannot remember, but early sept)............take a photo with your virtual bib, and get an awesome medal designed by one of our alumni runners........plus the good feeling that you have done something healthy for yourself that is going to make a difference in the lives of teenagers!
I have been a proud sponsor of marathon high for the past three years, and a coach a Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for the past two years. Running has truly been a gift in my life, and I will always be so grateful that I gave it a try way back in 2001 as I lined up at the Gate River Run just a few days past my 30th birthday. Running has meant different things to me at different times in my life, but one thing is for sure........running has always been there for me, and has helped shape the person I am today.
I feel that mentoring and training high school students as they give running a try is an important mission in my life. I cannot wait to see how Season 7 unfolds, and all the amazing memories we create for our teens!