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5/31/2013 - Kid's Marathon Celebration Day, June 4

WHAT: Kid's Marathon Celebration Day

WHEN: June 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Crosby High School, 300 Pierpont Road, Waterbury.

What is Kid’s Marathon?
KiDSMARATHON is a 8-10 week "In School" running and nutrition-education program that enables kids to complete a full marathon (26.2 miles) by running approximately 3 miles per week. Throughout the program, kids learn the value of good exercise and nutrition habits for healthy living and, best of all, they have fun! The program is completed in grand fashion as each child finishes the "Final Mile" of their marathon distance in front of cheering fans, friends, and family.

Message from Mayor O’Leary:
"Today we celebrate the culmination of 12 weeks of hard work of the kids participating in the first ever Kid’s Marathon program in Waterbury. As the last 1.2 miles of a total of 26.2 miles is finished today, I want to thank Ryan Gomes, Rod Dixon and the planning committee involved in realizing this dream for the kids of our city. It’s a solid foundation of healthy living values for our youth and I wish them continued success whether they take on the first mile or the last mile of any journey throughout their lives."

Introduction & Welcome - 5:10 p.m.

Warm-up Exercises - 5:20 p.m.

Marathon Start Time - 5:30 p.m.

Program should end by 6:30 p.m.

Participating Schools:

North End Middle School
Washington Elementary
Bucks Hill Elementary
Gilmartin Elementary
Carrington Elementary
State Street School

Community Partners:


"Finishing is Winning . . .  Winning is Finishing"


*Click here for a PDF of the Program.

Start your morning on Celebration Day with a good breakfast and lunch. Remember to bring along lots of water, especially if the weather is hot and humid! We will have nutritious snacks at the site. There is plenty of parking in front/ adjacent to the track.

Inclement weather/ postponement? Log onto: or call the Greater Waterbury YMCA at 203-754-9622 ext. 100. Rain date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013.