KiDSMARATHON Participants Complete Final Mile

On June 13, 2015, over 300 students from 14 local elementary schools completed the final mile of the KiDSMARATHON program. To support the event and add to the celebration, Fit Together and the Northwest CT YMCA hosted booths that promoted healthy eating and active living. Fit Together’s booth featured their sugary drink display, which attracted many curious and subsequently shocked kids and their parents. They also educated about the 5-2-1-0 message and provided boxes of raisins as a healthy snack. The Northwest CT YMCA further promoted the active living message by setting up a practice obstacle run to foster interest in their upcoming fun and challenging WYLD obstacle run.

For more information and pictures from the day, visit and for more information about the KiDSMARATHON program in CT, check out their website here.