AGS #OnTheRun featured in Marathon Kids Running Club website article:
Our Au Gres-Sims Marathon Kids Running Club team was featured in an article on the Marathon Kids website. Congratulations to our student-athletes, coach Kelly Gough, and all of our community volunteers. Great leadership Wolverines!
The article, discussing cold weather running tips, was titled AGS #OnTheRun and read: Coach Kelly Gough: "In these chilly, Northern Michigan snowy-weather days, we keep motivated by keeping a clear head without any negative comments like 'It's too cold' or 'We can never run outside.' Help each other stay positive. Have a once a month hot-cocoa date after practice to warm up. [And] as much as possible, RUN RUN RUN yourself so your runners know they are not alone and you are giving the same, best effort you are asking of them EVEN when it is cold, wet, and your lungs start to hurt. A rule always is (no matter the weather conditions) if you pass by someone on the trail or the track, you need to offer a piece of encouragement. Have fun! You are building memories with your friends and coaches AND you are building your body to be stronger with each and every step."
Mission of Marathon Kids:Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and put them on the path to healthier lives.
Our Marathon Kids work at their own pace to run, or walk, four marathons, and we provide the training, rewards, tools and resources to keep them moving. We believe every kid deserves to live a happy, healthy life and that any adult can be empowered and trained to become an inspiring coach.
How Marathon Kids Works:Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their progress on a journey to complete four marathons, or 104.8 miles, over the course of the running club season. They run, or walk, a lap at a time, at a day at a time, and before they know it they’ve gone farther than they ever dreamed.
They learn how to fuel their bodies so they can run faster, better, longer. And for a little extra motivation, they earn fun Nike rewards at milestones along the way. They have a network of dedicated adults showing them how it’s done, and most importantly, a motivated and inspiring Coach supporting them every step of the way.