We believe in having fun while getting healthy! With this concept, “1 CAN DO 26.2 KIDS” running series was created. We want being active and practicing healthy habits to become a core foundation in our children’s lifestyle. Through non-competitive structured activities for children ages 4 - 12 we incorporate physical activity and nutritional literacy to empower our children and their families to be active and educated. We focus on allowing children to just come out, be active, and have fun. Our objective is grounded in fighting childhood obesity and promoting self-confidence. "I CAN DO 26.2 KIDS" also collects gently used running shoes year-round for kids in need of proper running footwear. We simply wash, refurbish and give to the kids where the need exists. We celebrate our children's accomplishment each summer with a BIG FINISHER event where friends and families are in attendance to see their little ones cross the finish line, receive their medals and awards!
Childhood obesity leads to numerous illnesses that can translate into reduced mortality rates in adults. After reading these statistics and demands from many parents concerned about their children's health, 4 years ago, the "I can do 26.2" program was created.
“I can do 26.2,” is a six-weeks running program for children ages 4-12. The program teaches children that being healthy, active, and having fun go hand-in-hand. Through this running program, we help our children understand that with effort anything is achievable, including running a marathon, in six weeks. Our running program helps children develop coping skills and embrace resiliency while learning key concepts that enforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Over six weeks, our children work with volunteer coaches to walk or run at their pace towards completing the distance of a marathon. Family and friends are invited to witness the children crossing the finish line as they celebrate their final miles towards their goal of 26.2 miles.