Educational or Curriculum

Marathon Kids

Initiative Description: Marathon Kids® (MK) is a community and school-based program that promotes running, walking, and healthy eating in elementary school children.

Study Results: Increased PA self-efficacy, PA (running) and athletic self-concept.

Reference: Springer, A. E., Kelder, S. H., Ranjit, N., Hochberg-Garrett, H., Crow, S., & Delk, J. (2012). Promoting physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption through a community-school partnership: the effects of Marathon Kids® on low-income elementary school children in Texas. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9(5), 739-753

Level of Evidence:  2 out of 5 stars Good