Dodge Co Extension Office Starts Kids Running Club to Keep Kids Active

FREMONT – The University of Nebraska Extension Office in Dodge County is starting a program designed to help youth stay active during the school year, after the school day is over.

The new program, called “R. U. N.” is funded by a grant from Children’s Hospital. The kids’ running program will be hosted through the Hope Center in Fremont this fall, and will move to the Fremont Middle School for the fall of 2020.

“R.U.N” will be structured in the same way as another children’s running program called Marathon Kids. Over the course of a run club season, Marathon Kids work at their own pace to run, or walk, the distance of four marathons—104.8 miles. Through the program, kids are introduced to one of the most affordable and maintainable methods of exercise. When kids achieve the goal, they learn that an impossible distance (or real life task) is easy to cover when you take it one step at a time.

To find out more about the new running club, contact Beth Knack at the Extension Office in Fremont: (402) 727-2775.

Learn more about Marathon Kids here.