Presentation on theme: "A National Active Lifestyle and Wellness Program Developed by the Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON Foundation ® “Finishing is Winning - Winning is Finishing”"— Presentation transcript:
A National Active Lifestyle and Wellness Program Developed by the Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON Foundation ® “Finishing is Winning - Winning is Finishing”
W E NEED TO TRUST WHAT WE SEE AND KNOW There are some things we just know… How we choose to acknowledge, confront and address what we know and see around us is what defines us As a community, a society and country we can choose to tackle the hard stuff or leave it to someone else.. Here’s what we now know and a whole lot of smart people have spent $25 million over 7 years to try and convince us - what we do with this knowledge is up to each of us – individually
A Critical Window Nature made children perpetual motion machines for a reason. As they head into adolescence, children draw the blueprints for their adult lives. Not just their adult bodies, but their adult intellect, character, emotional resilience and social skills. Early childhood Adolescence Adulthood Intergenerational Cycle A physically active kid is likely to stay that way... And so will an inactive one. LOWER Physical Activity Levels HIGHER Intergenerational Cycle Development of fundamental movement skills for foundation of physical activity A Brain Function & Reward Centers Cardiovascular function links to brain function Bones get stronger with bone- strengthening activities
OUR KID’S FUTURE A national education program targeting youth, ages 7–12, and their parents/caregivers in school, home and community settings to meet the overall goal of preventing lack of fitness, overweight and obesity.
THE PROGRAM – it’s SIMPLE week in school program The goal is to run the distance of a Marathon 26.2 miles KiDS do this mile by mile, day by day – a KiDSMARATHON Program packs for teachers include training guide for every child and classroom activity sheets. KiDS have option to run their “Final Mile” at a major event (the last mile of the Marathon) in their town and/or they can complete their “Final Mile” at school. Every child who completes the program receives a certificate Every child that does their “Final Mile” Celebration at a local event receives a medal
THE PROGRAM DELIVERS Throughout the program, KiDS learn the value of exercise and nutrition habits for healthy living and community involvement The program is completed as each child finishes the “Final Mile” of their Marathon distance in front of hundreds (sometime thousands!) of cheering fans, friends, and family at a local event Because the goal of the program is to “FINISH,” KiDS of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels can participate and be successful. The “Final Mile” Celebration events are a great way for families to enjoy a day together—KiDSMARATHON is unique because it helps children develop a lifestyle of healthy habits, and Inspires and Empowers them and their communities with the knowledge and character to Achieve. Best of all, they have fun!
KEYS TO SUCCESS Our motto, “FINISHING IS WINNING - WINNING IS FINISHING,” creates an environment where KiDS, who might otherwise shy away from physical activity, feel secure in their ability to succeed. By developing relationships with schools, community and youth organisations, we create a safe and productive environment where KiDS learn, have fun, and improve their individual health and fitness. The involvement of running legends such as Rod Dixon, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, as well as inspiration from NBA Lakers Legend A.C. Green who will actually meet and run with the KiDS at training sessions and/or at the “Final Mile” Celebration. Training guides, Parent seminars, goodie bags, and special Race Day medals make every kid feel like part of the team. For many KiDS, this may be a first-time experience. Imagine the great impact this will have on their future involvement in physical activity.
“It’s about getting back to values and nature, getting active, outdoors, in the sun and sharing as a family it is about goodness in the things we do, eat and believe. It’s about community” Rod Dixon Olympian and NY Marathon winner 1983