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Recognizing Kay Morris of Marathon Kids with the 2012 Texas HealthChampion Award
Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

September, 2012

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Recognizing and Celebrating the 
2012 Texas Health Champion
Kay Morris  
Kay Morris
Founder and Executive Director  
Marathon Kids™  

Please join us on September 13th as we recognize Kay Morris with the 2012 Texas Health Champion Award at the 5th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week Award Ceremony.


Kay Morris started Marathon Kids™ in her small apartment in Austin, with the simple mission to build joyful community around children and be quickly accepted into public, private and home schools as a free, innovative celebratory fitness and nutrition program. Now, seventeen years later, over 1,500,000 children have taken the 26.2-mile Marathon Kids challenge.  


About Marathon Kids 
About Marathon Kids™

The evidence-based program is a free six-month endurance building running/walking, nutrition and schoolyard gardening program for K-5th graders and their families. Studies have shown that kids who participate in the program make healthier food choices, exercise more minutes per day, and have a greater sense of athletic self-perception.

"Kay is a true inspiration. Her story -- turning a personal passion into a program that reaches hundreds of thousands of kids -- sets a tremendous example for adults and children about what is possible when we put our minds to something," said Nona Evans, Executive Director of Whole Kids Foundation. 

Please join us as we recognize Kay Morris at the 5th Annual Texas Obesity Week Award Ceremony. Register to attend at  


September 13th, 20126:30 - 8:30 PM
J.J. Pickle Research Center 
3925 West Braker Lane 
Austin, TX 78759


The Award Ceremony and Reception will include: 

Networking reception with refreshments from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Keynote address by Margo Wootan, D.Sc. 

A statewide, community challenge from ACTIVE Life and IT'S TIME TEXAS

Presentation of the 2012 Texas Health Champion Award to 
Kay Morris of Marathon Kids™  

For more on Kay Morris, Margo Wootan and Texas Obesity Awareness Week visit  
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Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living | 1616 Guadalupe, Suite 6.300 | Austin | TX | 78701


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