IMPORTANT KIDS RACE INFO PDF HERE. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD.
More than 700 children from 25 area elementary schools have registered for the 2013 DeMar Kid’s Marathon. That’s almost twice as many kids compared with last year’s edition.
If you’re a student who has signed up then you should be walking and running in order to fill up your green 2013 activity log. If you’re a parent or guardian then we hope you are helping your student get those 25 miles, and perhaps putting in a few miles of activity yourself, too!
Running or walking in the DeMar Kid’s Marathon is free and simple. But, we depend on the help and enthusiasm of PE teachers and other school staff volunteers to coordinate this effort for their schools. For 2013 all area elementary schools were invited to participate and 25 schools are on board this year!
Students who have completed and turned in a signed registration will now need to complete the child friendly activity log (see pdf) for recording 25 miles during the spring and summer leading up to the DeMar on September 29, 2013. By completing the log (you can fill up more than one if you’re super active!) and returning it when school resumes in the fall (no later than September 13th 2013) the students will receive a free t-shirt and earn the right to run the last 1.2 miles of the DeMar Marathon on race day. Wearing their T-shirt will be their “admission ticket” to the 1.2 mile run. Participants will also receive a finishers’ medal at the finish line at Keene State College and a special free gift. Parents are welcome to run or walk the 1.2 miles with their youngsters, too.
Any adult 2013 Clarence DeMar Marathon runner from outside of Cheshire County who would like their child to participate in the 2013 Kid’s DeMar program can email us at email@example.com to learn how to register. Families in Cheshire County who home school their children can also email the Kid’s DeMar to register their youngster.
The DeMar Kid’s Marathon is a cooperative effort that brings together many Vision 2020/Healthy Monadnock 2020 Organizational Champions including the Keene Elm City Rotary Club, AFHY, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and the Cheshire Health Foundation, MoCo Arts, the Keene Family YMCA, the City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department, and Beeze Tees. Together these organizations hope to increase opportunities for physical activity and enhance the health and wellbeing of our region’s children.
The Kid’s DeMar is an annual event with participation expected to grow each year and is made possible by the generous support of the Hoffman Family Foundation and other sponsors.