Bluegrass Elementary won first place and was presented with a plaque and $500 toward their Physical Education program.
Carter Elementary placed third and received a plaque and $100 toward their Physical Education program.
Fittest School Challenge Results are In!
Results are in for the 2009 Fittest School Challenge. Knox County Elementary schools competed for this year's challenge. Results were tabulated by the participation percentage of each school. Click here to read the press release.
Here are the results:
1 – Blue Grass Elementary
2 – Sequoyah Elementary
3 – Carter Elementary
4 – Rocky Hill Elementary
5 – Halls Elementary
6 – Cedar Bluff Elementary
7 – Hardin Valley Elementary
8 – AL Lotts Elementary
In addition to the Knox County Elementary Schools listed above, we had many other schools with lots of children participate in the Covenant Kids Run. Here are some of the top schools outside of the Knox County Elementary Schools:
1 - Early Learning Center at the University of Tennessee
2 - Norris Elementary
3 - Crossroads Christian Academy
4 - John Sevier Elementary
5 - Woodland Elementary
Congratulations to all the schools represented this year!
Read more about our Kids Run Mascots: Eddie B. Steady and Ace Smart!
Recent Studies show that there is an obesity epedemic among children in Tennessee - Click here for a fact sheet about Tennessee's Youth.
Cold Weather is upon us! Need some ideas for outside activities in the winter? Click here for our Winter Outdoors Activities Sheet.
EXERCISE ROUTINES - Hey kids; we know that sometimes it's not feasible to run or walk a mile. So we've developed some exercise routines to follow that count as a mile in your mileage logs!
Beginner Exercise Routine
Intermediate Exercise Routine
Advanced Exercise Routine
With the wonderful support of Covenant Health, we are happy to offer the 1.2 mile Covenant Kids' Run as part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
Date: Sat, 3/27/10
Time: 6:00 p.m.
The Covenant Kids Run is a program created to encourage our local children to lead healthy and active lifestyles while participating in an exciting, goal oriented, community event. Those participating will run a total of 25 miles in the time period leading up to the race (March 27, 2010). On race day, participants will run a 1.2 mile course, finally completing the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. They have an option to run or walk the 26.2 miles. Our goal is not only to address personal fitness, but to build self esteem and confidence through goal setting and teamwork.
Parents and/or teachers are encouraged to help during the process. Coupon rewards will be provided at various points along the way! All logs should be turned in upon packet pickup at the Health and Fitness Expo. Packet pick-up will be at the Expo on Saturday, March 27th at the
Convention and Exhibition Center. Be sure and show up in plenty of time to pick up your child's packet, browse the expo, and head over to the start line of the 2010 Covenant Kids' Run!
All participants will receive a log and fun tracking map to help them with their progress. These "mileage logs" will be available in January 2010!
All participants will receive a t-shirt (YOUTH SIZES), post-race refreshments, and a finishers' medal.
All finishers' names will be sent to the Knoxville News Sentinel to be published the day after the race!
Registration will open in the fall of 2009. Stay tuned!