GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen Health is encouraging schools to offer their students an opportunity to get regular exercise while having fun. With the Run the Halls program, all students can be involved. Research has demonstrated that extra-curricular physical activity can decrease obesity and promote overall wellness.
During the 2017-2018 school year, six local schools participated in the program: Mary Daly, Riverview, Milford, Middlebury, Oxbow and Jefferson Elementary. Together, their 455 students ran 7,047 miles!
At Mary Daly Elementary School, 157 students participated in Run the Halls, completing a total of 3,998 miles with 60 students improving their run times.
“The Daly Run Club is a great opportunity for our school to come together as a community – teachers, parents and students all participate,” said Mary Daly Principal Josh Nice. “It’s a great way to encourage one another and spend time together in a positive activity for the mind and body.”
Run the Halls is a free program, supported by Goshen Health to improve the health of the community. All supplies, including motivational gifts, are provided to the schools.
“Think of how excited students will be when they hear they’ll get to run in the halls – without getting in trouble!” said Randy Christophel, President and CEO of Goshen Health.
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Students from Jefferson Elementary’s spring Run the Halls club.