Marathon Kids Run the Chinatown Firecracker 10K


It was a big day for sisters Wendy and Daisy Tecum as they finished 1st and 4th in the L.A. Firecracker 10K. The girls are part of the Marathon Kids after school program at their school, Gratts Elementary in Los Angeles, CA. Coach Lizbeth Tello, who leads the program raised funds to take students to the Chinatown Firecracker Run.


Kids work at their own pace to run, or walk, four marathons – 104.8 miles throughout the school year! Before finding Marathon Kids, there was no place for either of them to run because their local parks had been taken over by gang activity. Running club has given them a safe place to get their energy out.



To date, Marathon Kids has transformed the lives of more than 2.5 million kids. Find out how to get your school involved here. Link to  You can also read their story in the March-April issue of Youth Runner Magazine.