ATLANTA – December 8, 2016 – Several Kilometer Kids participants at The Children’s School helped their cross country team win the 2016 Atlanta Athletic League Championship for elementary and middle schools. This fall was the inaugural season for the team.
The Children’s School invited Coach Amy Begley and Youth Running Manager Josh Deaton to the team’s pep rally at the beginning of the season in August. Begley, who is a 2008 Olympian, shared her running experience with the team to inspire the beginning of their competitive running journeys.
“We are so proud of the kids! Several of them are Kilometer Kids runners as well, and we can’t thank the Atlanta Track Club enough for your support,” said Jenny Cohen, the team’s coach and a teacher at The Children’s School. “Youth running has taken off to new heights, and it is programs like Kilometer Kids and Atlanta Track Club that have led the way. I have seen confidence build, friendships grow, resolve strengthen through hardship and the love of running ignite at such an early age. We are very thankful to be in Atlanta where all of this is happening!”
Cohen coached a Kilometer Kids team for the past four years and is an assistant coach for The Children’s School cross country team as well as a long-time Atlanta Track Club member. The Children’s School is an elementary school in Midtown Atlanta.
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