UCLA to Host Marathon Kids Kick Off Celebration Oct. 24

Oct. 13, 2009

UCLA Athletics will host the fourth annual Marathon Kids Kick Off Celebration on Saturday, October 24 at Drake Stadium.

The annual kick off marks the beginning of the five-month program that encourages participants to incrementally run or walk the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Participants will come back to campus in March for the Final Mile Medal Celebration.

Marathon Kids is a free program open to all groups of children who are in the kindergarten to fifth-grade school range in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach and Long Beach school districts, as well as private schools and home-schooled children. The program targets kids who are most vulnerable to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

For more information on Marathon Kids please visit www.marathonkids.org