A marathon for 1st graders

Posted by Doug Wahl - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - They are only 6 and 7 years old, but a group of first graders from College Park elementary are about to run a marathon.

Two teachers at the school, Ms Milstead and Mrs Tew, have come up with a way to have their children get heart healthy. Every day from now until the Middle of March the students will run between a half mile and full mile until they've totaled 26 miles. All of the running is done on the school's track.

The school marathon will end just before the Wrightsville Beach marathon, which will take March 21. Tom Clifford, the organizer of the Wrightsville Beach marathon, has agreed to supply the students with participant t-shirts when their marathon is completed.

So far the students have run 6.5 miles!

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