Summerland students run the distance

Students at Giant’s Head Elementary School have been on the run this spring.

Students at Giant’s Head Elementary School have been on the run this spring.

Since spring break, they have been tracking the distance they have been running or walking in an effort to complete a marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres.

Students from Giant’s Head Elementary were expected to run a one-kilometre loop every school day to accumulate 40 kilometres by June 13.

On Friday, they finished the last 2.2 kilometres.

More than 300 students at the school completed this year’s Giant’s Head Elementary School Marathon and some went considerably farther.

Darcy Mullin, principal of the school, said many of the students far exceeded the distance for the run.

“A lot of kids have run more than 100 kilometres,” he said.

Even some of the Kindergarten students surpassed 80 kilometres.

Mullin said the marathon concept worked because it was divided into manageable portions.

“Breaking it into manageable pieces has made it attainable,” he said.

Students continued running outside school hours. This year, between 50 and 100 of the students took part in the Giant’s Head Run.

Organizers said the goal of the marathon was to create a love and habit of regular exercise and to inspire the students to fitness.

 

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