The Body First School Fitness Challenge was developed in 2008 with a simple idea to provide money to local schools for encouraging their students to be active. With local business sponsors, the Manhattan Cross Country Club provided $1,000 to area schools.
Since then, we have grown tremendously. In 2016, this event provided $12,000 to area schools in Manhattan, Riley, Westmoreland, St. George and Wamego. It is the largest Kids Fun Run in the state of Kansas and we have growing evidence to suggest that it is one of the Top 5 Kids Fun Runs in the entire United States!
This event is made possible by the generosity of our title sponsor, Body First Wellness of Manhattan and the following: