Rainy weather couldn’t stop Lindbergh students from successfully completing the Go! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon in April. Students from several Lindbergh schools completed 26 hours of reading, 26 acts of kindness, and 26.2 miles of running over a six-month period.
Although their final 1.2 miles of running at Forest Park were rained out on April 14, Crestwood and Sappington elementary schools hosted the final legs of their marathons on campus. At Crestwood, 20 students ran their final leg on May 1, and Sappington students crossed the finish line on May 9, on a hilly field on their school grounds.
Students at Sperreng Middle School actually completed 48 miles of running, in addition to their reading and service hours.
The GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon was launched in 2001 with the goal of developing reading-proficient, community-minded and physically fit children. It is a standards-based enrichment program that endorses and supports existing school curriculum.