Families help kick start students on the Road to Sochi
MORRIS -- The road to Sochi, Russia, the site for the 2014 Winter Olympics is 5,702 miles.
Family and friends helped Morris Area Elementary School students kick off this year's fitness challenge, a race to Sochi, last Friday by running, jogging or walking outside with their students.
More than 800 people participated in the kick-off, which included all MAES and St. Mary's students and their families. All miles logged during the event will count towards the overall goal for each grade to run to Sochi before the Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 7, 2014.
During last year's fitness challenge, a race to Cap Canaveral, Florida, students recorded over 25,000 miles for the school year.