Saturday, March 9, 2013
Two Salina women are working to get schoolchildren involved in running and would like to see more of them run a full marathon, even it takes several weeks to finish.
Dana Kossow and Louise Comfort have been so successful with their School Marathon program in Salina over the years that they're hoping to get elementary school students nationwide to participate.
In the program, children begin running an average of one mile a day for several weeks, and that by the end of about six weeks each child will have run 26.2 miles.
The women have also created the nonprofit School Marathon Foundation along with a website. Their goal is to promote habits for healthy living by educating children on the benefits of staying active.