Shelbyville Daily Union

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April 18, 2014

Students complete Read, Right, & Run Marathon

A group of Shelbyville students, ages Kindergarten through 6th grade, participated in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon on April 5. The event was held at Forest Park, St. Louis. Coordinators were Lisa Mayhall and Stacy Lindemann.

The GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon® (RRRM) presented by Express Scripts was launched in 2001 and quickly gained national recognition, most recently recognized by RUNNING USA as the “2013 Youth Program of the Year.” The program’s goal is to develop reading-proficient, community-minded and physically fit children in grades K-5 by challenging them to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26.2 miles over a six-month period. It is a standards-based, sustainable, enrichment program that endorses and supports existing school curriculum.

Students in grades K-6 receive a colorful activity journal that is a great resource for physical fitness and nutrition information, while encouraging them to become better community citizen.

After 26 weeks of hard work, the program culminates each year when the students run their final 1.2 miles at our Annual Family Day in Forest Park.

“Our kids got together once a week to run a mile starting in October and ending the week of the race. They also made Christmas cards for troops in the hospital, helped pack “Pride Packages”, made and sent loom bracelets to children in the hospital, helped with the Festival of Lights and did other good deeds on their own. The books they read were often in addition to the books they read for school work,” Lindemann said.

Participating were Jack Arthur, Brody Boehm, Brady Boehm, Payton Bryant, Meredith Chambers, Isaac Chambers, Jack Jokisch, Alex Jokisch, Nash Knearem, Gatlin Knearem, Elyse Lape, Anthony Lape, Jordynn Mayhall, Kailynn Mayhall, Cade Mitchell, Ailey Mitchell, Drew Nohren, Nick Nohren, Grady Ogden, Sophie Ogden, Emily Oligschlaeger, Hampton Petska, Zed Phelps, Marley Phelps, Briley Schutt, Brook Schutt, Aidan Shride, Kylie Stauder, Kate Stauder, Karlie Stauder, and Caroline White.

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