83 Million Americans didn't participate in ANY physical activities last year.
That's 28% of the nation, entirely inactive. Odds are, if you're reading this, you're probably not one of them. And that's good news, because we need you on our side. Here at Marathon Kids, we fight this sedentary lifestyle - the "new normal," every day. And we're about to kick things up a notch.
So take a deep breath, and then STAND UP! This isn't any time to be sitting down.
The Marathon Kids team is proud to share our vision: Running Clubs as Catalysts for Change
Group Running has a huge impact on participants, which is why it's been at the core of our program since 1996.
Every pillar of our evidence-based framework is built on the power of the collective.
But what brings it all together is an empowered leader - a Running Club Champion.
Those 83 million inactive Americans don't have a running club. But with us, you do.
The pillars of our success:
GROUP TRACKING makes progress visible over time and helps create healthy competition. SOCIAL SUPPORT aids in consistency and accountability, because it's easier to get moving and healthy together than alone. MODELING ensures that for runners of every age, there's always someone else to look up to, pacing the group to success and inspiring everyone to continue.
If you're already an experienced coach or PE Instructor, great! But with the tools, motivation and support provided by Marathon Kids, you don't need to be an expert in anything but heart.
Marathon Kids is enhancing our program and delivery like never before - with more education, more resources, and more rewards, to ensure that YOU have everything you need to support your kids in any setting: school, day camp, YMCA, church, neighborhood, after school programs and more.
Enrolled in Marathon Kids, you'll learn how to effectively leverage every element of our program,setting your kids up for success. You'll create a culture of active healthy lifestyles that radiates far beyond the walls of your campus or club, into every child's home and into the large community too.
Marathon Kids is committed to finding and supporting the Champions who carry this vision, because we believe in YOU and your ability to create change. Together we can turn the dial, get kids and adults more active, and start a trend that can't be stopped.