Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Macdonough School Celebrates Hartford Marathon Weekend

Macdonough School students and teachers will be participating in this weekend’s Hartford Marathon festival.

Today, serveral dozen students will travel to East Hartford to participate in the ING Run for Something Better Program. Macdonough students have been training at home and school to run 12 miles during the past month. They each will run their last 1.1 "Final Mile", cross over the Hartford finish line at Rentschler Field, receive a Finisher's Medal and then enter the "World of Fitness” area.
The World of Fitness area contains exhibits and activities which focus on promoting healthy choices for kids. Presenters include the Hartford Wolfpack, the Connecticut Science Museum, the Hartford YMCA, and more!

On Saturday, nearly two dozen teachers and students will be traveling to back to Bushnell Park to join in the running of the 2013 ING Hartford Marathon as part of the Jeff’s Running Partners program. This program encourages children in Connecticut schools and adults to complete either the 13.1 mile Hartford Half Marathon or the full 26.2 Hartford Marathon as part of a relay team.

Teachers who will be running include Miss Claffey, Miss Erasmus, Mrs. Ellis, Mr. Ferrero, Mrs. Tang, Mrs. McCarthy, and Mrs. Currier. Added together, the Macdonough teachers will be running a total of more than fifty miles!

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