Vernon Schools Marathon Taking Place to Encourage Active Lifetyles

Food is being collected for HVCC.

The fourth-annual Vernon Schools Marathon is under way.

Local youth coach, runner and Eastern Connecticut State University faculty member Charlie Chatterton, along with Rockville High School Athletic Director Steven Phelps are running a 26-mile route around town today - Thursday - and stopping at each school to promote the School Wellness Council’s message of encouraging kids to be more active.

The are welcoming folks to join them for parts of the tour.

Food drives for the Hockanum Valley Community Council are taking place at each school s today as well as a day-long book drive at Skinner Road School.

The route schedule is attached. The runners should be done by 1:55 at Skinner Road.

Nancy Krupienski October 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I'm proud to know Charlie Chatterton and his family and think they are pretty awesome already for all they do to promote health and wellness with the kids in town. Big thanks also to Steven Phelps for going 26 miles around town for this very worthy cause, definitely not an easy thing!
Paul Stansel October 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Awesome stuff, wish we had known ahead of time to run a leg with them.
Chris Dehnel October 25, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Well, we were on the case ... The route was finalized on Tuesday and here is a link to the Wednesday story. http://patch.com/A-yT27
Monica Clark Bardon October 25, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Such a great idea. The Chattertons are a wonderful family and we are lucky to have them in Vernon.


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