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Boys & Girls Club hosts I-5 Fun Run

November 13, 2012 · 10:17 AM
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MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Boys & Girls Club is hosting a weekly running club, known as the I-5 Fun run, where members can run laps around the club's gym, while tracking their progress on a large chart on the gym wall.

The chart represents Interstate 5 starting in Marysville and going down to San Diego, Calif. The club has set up checkpoints along the chart in the major cities off of I-5. At each of these checkpoints, runners receive a prize leading up to a grand prize for the first to reach San Diego, a feat that requires 1,289 laps.

In the five weeks the club has been operating the fun run, a total of 17 kids have already make it to Seattle and three have made it to Olympia. Kids can also earn laps by doing activities at home with their family. For every 30 minutes of physical activity done at home the club counts two laps. Physical fitness can include biking, hiking and other family activities.

For more information, or to help provide prizes for members, contact Matt Evans at mevans@bgcsc.org.

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