Wilton sports teams take on World Marathon Challenge Oct. 14 to raise awareness, funds for Save the Children
Wilton High School’s sports teams, along with Wilton Youth Field Hockey, Wilton Youth Football and Youth Cheer, will join former NFL running back Vince Workman to participate in Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge at the Wilton High School track on Monday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness of Save the Children, an international relief and development agency.
The World Marathon Challenge is a global relay in which teams of children from around the world challenge themselves and each other to complete a full marathon distance. Fifty thousand children in more than 60 countries will be participating in the World Marathon Challenge, with events to be held throughout October worldwide. The grand finale is on Oct. 23, when hundreds of teams will run simultaneously.
The launch of the Wilton High School event will be led by the school and youth sports teams, who are inviting all Wilton youth to either join the relay or cheer on the participants. The event will also include games, raffles, bakes sales, face painting and more.
Children participating in the race will receive World Marathon Challenge certificates. All funds raised at this event will go toward Save the Children’s programs in the United States and globally.
Save the Children’s vision is to make sure all children survive and thrive. Achieving this vision is not a sprint, but a marathon – a world marathon.
Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Savethechildren, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/savethechildren.