Thomson-McDuffie Middle School Runner's Club gets national grant

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A national organization, the Road Runners Club of America, has announced the 2011 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients and Thomson-McDuffie Middle School is on the list.

The Road Runners Club of America is said to be the oldest and largest distance running organization in the U.S. Their Kids Run the National program was designed to meet the physical activity goals set up by the USDA for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. They hope to establish locally managed youth running programs in every grade school in America.

The Thomson-McDuffie Middle School Runner's Club promotes a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. They will meet two to three days a week after school to establish good running habits, nutrition, and sportsmanship. Students will also participate in local 5Ks.

Twenty-eight programs in the US will split the $20,000 grant.

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