Marathon Monday: P.E. teacher prepares students for race weekend

The kids have been running for more than two weeks with Fitbits wrapped around their wrist counting each mile. Physical education teacher Terri Kelley says the goal is for the students to complete 25 miles before the Kids Duck Dash.

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 6:38 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 10:17 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Cesar Chavez Elementary School fourth and fifth graders are adding up their miles for the Eugene Marathon Kids Duck Dash.

The kids have been running for more than two weeks with Fitbits wrapped around their wrist counting each mile. Physical education teacher Terri Kelley says the goal is for the students to complete 25 miles before the Kids Duck Dash.

 

"I love it. It's totally why I think kids being active is important, and I feel fortunate I can offer this to our fourth and fifth graders in school,” Kelley said.

The Kids Duck Dash is the start of Eugene Marathon weekend. It starts at 8 a.m. outside Autzen Stadium on April 27.

Kids participating will receive a youth sized t-shirt, a "finisher's" medal, water bottle, and breakfast, all of this awarding them on their achievement.

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