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The Mean Green Sprinting Machines Ran its First-Ever KROC on May 5

Students from Moulton Elementary School competed in the seventh annual race and will end the season with a school-wide jog-a-thon on May 25.

Kids at  are running as fast as they can.

In fact, 79 students ran the "Kids Run the OC Marathon" for the first time ever, according to Principal Debi Culbertson on Saturday.

Part of their on-going conditioning comes from a group called the Running Club, a place where students run laps every Friday at the school. Now in its third week, it concludes with a school-wide jog-a-thon on May 25.

The OC Marathon Kids Run the OC Training Program was designed to help pre-adolescent kids become more physically fit, promote an active and healthy lifestyle and combat the onset of childhood obesity--while having fun, said mom and coach, Nikki Keeling. 

"This is accomplished through various games, which help improve speed, agility, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and a child’s overall fitness. Students from each participating school will be led through our popular and fun 12-week training program at Moulton by our own coaches," Keeling said.   

By the end of the 12-week program each student will have accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles through various games and activities and hopefully have increased knowledge regarding healthy food choices and good eating habits.  

Stephanie Jelladian May 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Alexandra had a lot of fun in this program with her friends. She said the race felt like "a warm-up lap" thanks to Mrs. Keeling. We will definitely be back next year!!!

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