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Aiken Announces Participation in 2016 Kids of Steel Race
Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are very excited to share that Aiken Elementary School is participating in Kids of STEEL (KOS), a youth exercise and nutrition program created by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R). P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities.

Since 2010, more than 10,000 children from Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade have learned about physical activity and good nutrition in a fun and healthy way.

Plan: Kids Marathon
Objective: Earn miles to run the equivalent of a full marathon (26.2 miles) and try 26 new foods.
Culminating Race: Option to culminate the plan at the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids marathon (1 mile) on April 30, 2016
Cost: $20 per child*
*One adult can run for free with each child

Your child can culminate the program at the race during the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. To register for Kids of STEEL, please visit www.thepittsburghmarathon.com for registration information. Choose the race that corresponds to your child’s training plan which would be the Kids Marathon. Make sure you choose Aiken Elementary to be included on our team. The Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon has sold out in the past, so please register early. Once you register for a race, your confirmation email will contain a program guide with training plans and training logs.

Children in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to train with Mrs. Watenpool before school hours (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 8-8:25 AM). For every 20 minutes of physical activity, children earn 1 mile which you will log at home with the log that is provided. Any activity (ex. going for walks, after school practices, jump roping at home) can be logged as well.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail (watenpool@kosd.org) or by phone (412-571-6000 ext 5206).


Jennifer Taylor-Watenpool
Health and Physical Education Teacher
Aiken/Dormont Elementary School
Ext. 5206
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