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Marshall, Washington get fired up

The staff and students of Marshall Elementary walked, played, paraded, hula-hooped, danced, hiked and exercised their way to a $1,000 prize in the Southwest Washington Fire Up Your Feet spring 2016 challenge! Marshall placed second in the regional competition to engage schools in completing and tracking healthy activities. Collectively, Marshall students logged 171.77 miles and more than 30,810 minutes of activity in and outside of school.

Marshall also received the School Staff Engagement Award.

According to Family-Community Resource Center Coordinator Pat Roe, who led the school’s efforts, Marshall will use their winnings to host future activities, including class challenges and a family fitness night.

Washington Elementary took home the third-place regional award, earning $450. Washington students logged 274.5 miles and 13,215 minutes of activity time.

Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of Safe Routes to School, a national partnership to advance safe walking and biking to school and in the community. The challenge also was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the National PTA. Five schools participated in the regional competition.

(Pictured above, from left: Carla Christian, Fire Up Your Feet outreach specialist; Hannah Williams, Fire Up Your Feet program specialist; and Pat Roe, Marshall Elementary Family-Community Resource Center coordinator)