Go For 42! Mango Kids Fun Run

The launch of the “Go for 42” initiative took place Monday, May 15th 2017, at Carrefour Beausoleil with students, staff, and community members in attendance.

This Kindergarten to Grade 8 initiative is led by Mango, and will take place in local schools from May 15th until June 16th. Students will attempt to accumulate 40 km of running/ walking during that time. They will receive colourful shoe tags to mark their progress.

On Sunday June 25th at 11 am, students are encouraged to participate in the Mango Kids Fun Run which will complete the last 2.2 kms. Carrefour Beausoleil Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will launch the initiative by walking the first kilometre as a group.

About the Go for 42! Mango Kids Fun Run:

This initiative is targeted towards students from kindergarten to grade 8. In this challenge, the goal is for the students to run or walk 42 km over the last five weeks of school. Each classroom receives a poster for students to keep track of their kilometres. For each 5 km the student completes, they receive a colourful shoe tag.

Students from all 23 schools are then invited to take part in the “Mango Kids Fun Run” to complete the final 2.2 km together as a group. The run starts at 11 am at the Linden Rec Centre on Sunday June 25th.

Students can pre-register with their school or on the day of the event but it is important for each participant to confirm their presence on the day of the run event if they pre-registered with their school. Each student participating in the “Mango Kids Fun Run” will get a Mango t-shirt and a medal. Parents are welcome to run with their children and strollers are permitted.

This event is offered at no cost because of the generous contribution of the following sponsors and partners: Province of NB – Sports and Recreation Branch, Rotary Club of Chatham, Newcastle Recreation and Leisure, Kinsmen Club of Miramichi, Fornebu Lumber, Shoppers Drug Mart Douglastown, Sobeys Douglastown, Miramichi City Recreation Department and Rock N’ Run Miramichi.

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