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Kids Marathon 2020




What is the Trumbull Kids Marathon? 

This is a kids’ running program that will take place between March 16th – May 15th. Over the course of 9 weeks , students will aim to run a total of 25.2 miles. On May 17th at 10:00 a.m., students will run the final mile with the other Trumbull elementary schools at Trumbull High School, bringing their running to a grand total of 26.2 miles- a full marathon! It is truly an amazing event and experience! Don’t miss out! 

Who can participate? 

Any Tashua student in grades K-5! Students are encouraged to walk, jog or run at a pace that is comfortable for them! 

How does my child participate? 

  • Students may run after school on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (3:30-4:00pm) at Tashua Elementary School. For safety purposes, we are capping enrollment at 50 students. 
  • NEW THIS YEAR!!!! We are excited to announce that we will have RRCA Running Coach Heidi Langan coaching our students in running safely and effectively! She will help with learning how to stay injury-free and develop a life-long love of running! 
  • Students may run at recess or on their own and submit weekly mileage via a Google Form (link to be emailed). 
  • Students may also do BOTH after school and on their own time. 

How do you keep track of miles? 

Each week, parents should submit their child’s miles via a Google Form. Volunteers in the after school running portion will help students keep track of their miles and will log these miles. Any running completed outside of this after school time should be added to the total for the week and then submitted each week, via the Google Form. Each week the recommended mileage will be emailed to parents of participants to guide them to train safely and appropriately. (**8 laps around the blacktop = 1 mile**) 

What is the cost of the program? 

To participate in the Trumbull Final Mile Event on May 17th, the cost is $10.00 with check made out to Tashua PTA. All Kids Marathoners will be awarded with a medal, t-shirt and the glory of completing this amazing feat. There is no additional cost to participate in the after school running on Tuesday or Thursday. 

To register for the Kids Marathon Program, please fill out the sign up here: https://forms.gle/Dd4PrGikmrYxd1x49

To volunteer, sign up here: https://forms.gle/VLDU5UhGKHSGPG5RA 

Please send in check for Final Mile along with the printed permission slip in an envelope c/o Kids Marathon Program by March 13. 

Questions? Email Theresa Welsh at teachertheresa13@yahoo.com 

Kids Marathon Final Mile – May 17, 2020 at Trumbull High School 

All of Trumbull’s elementary schools will participate in the Trumbull Kids Marathon Program this academic year. Each student will work to run a total of 25.2 miles (one mile shy of a cumulative full marathon) before the date of the Final Mile celebration. On May 17th at 10 am, the program will be completed in grand fashion, with each kid finishing the final mile of the marathon distance in front of hundreds of cheering fans! Each student who finishes the Final Mile will receive a t-shirt and medal of completion. They will also have taken a GREAT step toward a lifetime of fitness and healthy living! 

Entry Fee: $10.00 per student which includes a medal, giveaway, and event t-shirt 

  • Please submit payment to your child’s school by no later than March 13, 2020 
  • The school will then make one payment in full to the Trumbull PTSA 



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