THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
OF COURSE YOU DO.
Marathon High students must be in 9th-12th grade at a participating public high school or be home-schooled and able to attend practices at a participating school. This is not a track or cross-country team where speed and competition will be emphasized. Although, this is not a walking program either, and students must be able to maintain a minimum 14:00 minute pace per mile to continue.
*Student sign-ups will take place in September. See your team’s coach then.
In order to participate, students must:
-- Attend practice three times a week (two weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings) from October through February.
-- Provide a current and valid doctor's physical with sign off for physical activity.
-- Be committed to the Saturday long runs every week (running for 30 minutes at the beginning and building up to 2-3 hours by the end of the season).
-- Arrange transportation to and from practice.
-- Participate in several community races during the season with all MH teams to support each other and run together including a half-marathon at the end of the season.
-- Maintain a minimum 14 minute pace at all runs.
-- Raise money (at least $25) for MH future students.
-- Have a positive, can-do, supportive attitude with yourself, your teammates and your coaches.
In exchange for completion of the program, you will receive:
— team shirt & hoodie
— sneakers for those in financial need (on free/reduced lunch)
— discounted race entries to community 5K/10Ks
— free race entry to the Donna Half-Marathon
---- the prestigious title of Marathon High Finisher
*Quitting or lack of attendance does not entitle students to these awards, and any items given will need to be returned if a student drops out.
Marathon High is a privilege, and students’ participation is paid for by community sponsors, so we take the commitment seriously.