Children's Marathon Challenge 2015

Children's Marathon Challenge 2015

The fourth Children's Marathon Challenge became the curtain raiser to the quarter and half marathon events. The rain stayed away but the strong wind did not deter the enthusiastic 430 students from 26 Otago schools. The 8.30am start proved no barrier for the students to complete the final 2.195kms of their marathon. Prior to the event the children had accumulated 40 kms over a six week period around school circuits.

Once again we had support from a number of schools outside Dunedin - Palmerston, East Otago High School, Waikouaiti, Warrington and Waihola District. St Clair School had the highest number of students with 72 registrations.

Prior to the event ten schools received Mizuno Shoes gift vouchers and eighteen schools received vouchers from Uptown Art for the winner to have their name put on their purchased Marathon t-shirts.

Our guest starter was Otago Rugby team player Joe Latta. He also met the children at the end of the race to congratulate them on completing their marathon and handed out apples.

There will be a fifth Children's Marathon Challenge in 2016.

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