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.