Rod Dixon is passionate about running, in fact any form of movement that energises the body. Over the past 10 years he has become increasingly concerned about the health and well being of kids. Childhood obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the biggest challenges to our health and a medical and financial cliff for all developed nations. The Rod Dixon KiDSMARATHON Foundation works with local communities, sports organizations and schools to create a clear pathway to make it easy for kids to participate and get active. We strongly believe getting kids moving and making it easy for them to enjoy the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle is critical to helping break the obesity epidemic we see in our schools.
The Rod Dixon KiDSMARATHON programme is simple – over an 8-10 week period kids run a full marathon, mile-by-mile, day-by-day in their schools. Unlike other programmes and events the Rod Dixon KiDSMARATHON programme does not require anything of its participants other than the enthusiasm and will to finish – and as we say finishing is winning and winning is finishing!
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