Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
On Friday, Sept. 6, parents and families helped students at Morris Area Elementary School and St. Mary's kick off their 2013 fitness challenge, the Road to Sochi. (Kim Ukura/Morris Sun Tribune)

Families help kick start students on the Road to Sochi

Email

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
kukur

Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness