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November 21, 2014 Published in Other News, Sports

RunJumpThrow Event Held At Jefferson-Houston School

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RunJumpThrow event at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

RunJumpThrow event at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

Students, teachers and administrators at Jefferson-Houston School participated in a day of activity Friday, Nov. 14, when USA Track & Field provided a RunJumpThrow experience for all students ahead of the .US National 12K championship road race in Alexandria on Sunday.

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston (Photo: USATF)

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

USATF and Hershey teamed up to create RunJumpThrow, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field. The RJT plan offers a selection of learning stations for organizers to choose from, including dynamic warm-up, running form and technique, standing broad jump, softball throw and one-legged hop.

"The students, parents, community, and staff of Jefferson-Houston were proud and honored to host the USA Track and Field kick-off event,” said Jefferson-Houston Principal Christopher Phillips. "The RunJumpThrow plan consists of activities organized into 20 fun activity stations where kids were encouraged to test their skills and technique.”

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

Some of the older participants even had a chance to race Principal Phillips.

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

RunJumpThrow at Jefferson-Houston School (Photo: USATF)

The RunJumpThrow experience was held in conjunction with the .US National 12K, which crowned the country’s best elite runners at the distance and also culminated the USA Running Circuit to crown the 2014 USARC winners. The event included elite men’s and women’s races, a masters 12 kilometer championships, an open 12 km, an open mile and a kids’ fun run. See related article on the .US National 12K event.

Click here for more information on RunJumpThrow.

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