The 2018 Body First School Fitness Challenge was cancelled due to heavy rains in the Manhattan area on October 6. However, more than $10,000 has been awarded to participating schools based on the students registered for the event. This year's awards bring the 10-year total of funds to area schools to $90,000, made possible by generous support of the title sponsor, Body First Health and Wellness, and many more local sponsors.
Below is a summary of awards sent to each eligible school. For a breakdown of how the funds were awarded to each school, click on this file.
TOTAL FUNDS AWARDED, BY SCHOOL (2018)
Amanda Arnold Elementary -- $1,265
Bergman Elementary -- $815
Bluemont Elementary -- $665
Flint Hills Christian -- $1265
Lee Elementary -- $1015
Manhattan Catholic -- $785
Marlatt Elementary -- $1015
Northview Elementary -- $665
St. George Elementary -- $765
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary -- $765
Wamego West Elementary -- $385
Woodrow Wilson Elementary -- $615
The mission of the Body First School Fitness Challenge is to provide support and money to K-8 schools in Manhattan and the surrounding area to assist with fitness-related activities or equipment. Children register through their school in the fall and choose which distance they would like to run. Schools are awarded money based on total number of students participating, and the percentage of students participating.
Information on the 2019 Body First School Fitness Challenge will be announced on this website when it becomes available.
Saturday, October 20
KSHSAA Class 6A Manhattan Regional Cross Country
Topeka City Championships (Oct. 6)
Hosted by Seaman High School, North Shawnee Community Park
Centennial League Middle School X-C Championships (Sept. 28)
Hosted by Junction City Middle School at Lake Milford
Seaman High School X-C Invitational (Sept. 29)
Junction City High School X-C Invitational (Sept. 29)
LetsGoRun.com provides information on area running events, race results, and services for the running community. It is managed by the Manhattan Cross Country Club, which promotes age-appropriate distance running to encourage lifetime fitness and health. The Club is supported by private donations, grants, and fundraising.
The Manhattan Cross Country Club was formed in Fall, 2004 to encourage age-appropriate distance running for youth as a means to lifetime fitness and health. Read more...
The 2018 Cross Country Competitive Season will start on October 8 and end on November 1. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:15 PM at CICO Park. The kids will be training for a 5K on November 3, here in Manhattan. This is an optional race. 2018 Competitive Season Schedule. Register here!
March 24, 2018 in Wamego, Kansas
Note: The Wicked Marathon was not held in 2018.
ALSO SEE: 2017 results