Shannon is hosting the fourth annual CATCH® in Motion Kids’ Marathon Final Lap Celebration this Thursday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium.

All students Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend and run their “final” lap and participate in fun fitness activities and games.

The CATCH® in Motion Kids’ Marathon program began at the beginning of the year with the intent to provide an opportunity for students to participate in a program that encourages healthy habit formation early in life. A full marathon is considered 26.2 miles. Each participating student is encouraged to either walk or run a total distance of 26 miles before the Final Lap event. Students will run the final .2 miles around the stadium track beginning at 5:30 p.m. Laps will start every 15 minutes, and all students are encouraged to participate regardless of the distance they have ran toward their 26 mile goal. Participants and their families may come and go during the event.

Upon completion of the final lap, students will be presented with a water bottle which they can use to gather autographs from area collegiate and high school athletes. Parents and students can then participate in activities provided by community-based organizations and learn about programs offered over the summer months to keep students active and motivated. The first 500 finishers will receive medals and Finisher T-shirts.

Community organizations will be present to hand out information for free, and reduced cost programs offered over the summer months that will keep students active and busy. Free activities will also be available. Organizations include: ADACVV; American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart; ASU summer camps; Bentwood summer camps; Boys and Girls Club; City Recreational Department summer track program; Central Baseball; FCA; House of Faith; Kids Cross Fit; Kids Eat Summer Meal program; Lakeview football; Road Lizards; San Angelo Country Club summer programs; San Angelo Nature Center; San Angelo State Park; SAISD Summer Meal program; SAISD summer sports camps; Shannon Trauma Center; Super Squad; Team Chip Tae Kwon Do; Team Red, White and Blue; Texas Tumble Weeds; USTA Tennis Association and the YMCA. Special thanks to sponsors Shannon Medical Center, SAISD, Angelo Awards, Armstrong Backus Co. LLP, Big Country T’s, City of San Angelo Recreation Dept., Farmers Insurance, Jackson Walker LLP, and SuddenLink.

For more information, visit www.catchinmotion.org or call (325) 657-5065.

Courtesy of Shannon