April 11, 2013
HOUSTON – Nearly 5,000 children, families, teachers and local supporters will descend on Houston’s Carl Lewis International Complex Saturday for the Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration. The nearly 5,000 will include a number of University of Houston student-athletes who will volunteer Saturday morning, distributing finisher medals and signing autographs.
The Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration honors children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade who participated in the Marathon Kids 26.2-mile challenge as they cross the finish line of Tom Tellez Track to complete the challenge and receive their finisher medals.
The event, slated to start at 10 a.m., will begin with a short opening ceremony before each participant runs or walks a ceremonial final lap around the track, competing their challenge and receiving finisher awards as they make their way through reward alley.
About Marathon Kids
For 17 years Marathon Kids has existed to improve the health of children by giving them the tools, knowledge,and support to build a healthier lifestyle. We target children most prone to sedentary lifestyles and weight-related illnesses. Marathon Kids will serve nearly 300,000 children this year in 7 cities across the country. Marathon Kids is headquartered in Austin, Texas and you can find out more information by visiting www.marathonkids.org.