Building Healthy Habits for Life
Free for all Sonoma County Students
- Improved physical fitness
- Improved general health and lower risk of multiple disease
- Improve emotional health
- Improved academic achievement and success in school
- Supports the ability to set, reach, and exceed goals
- Encourages healthy socialization with friends
Fostering Positive Social Support
What makes the iDo26.2 program so compelling is that many of the children we serve are disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health and live-in areas with less access to safe outdoor play areas. For many children, iDo26.2 is the only vehicle for them to get out and play. Additionally, completing the marathon challenge teaches youth the benefit of goal setting, endurance, and commitment to achieve an objective. Students have their own goals, so they are only competing against themselves. This allows peers to cheer each other on and foster positive social support.
Perhaps most importantly, the iDo26.2 program inspires a child's belief in their ability to succeed while improving their physical, mental, and social health! It is crucial for students to have intentional physical activity practice to support their physical, mental, and social health. Now more than ever, this program is key to motivating, supporting, and energizing the youth in our community to be well again.