October 1, 2014

Moonlight teacher to run for 24-hours

Moonlight Elementary teacher Kyle Amos, left, runs alongside a student during a fitness event last year. Submitted photo

Moonlight Elementary teacher Kyle Amos, left, runs alongside a student during a fitness event last year. Submitted photo

Editor’s Note: Due to weather, the date of this event has changed. Amos will now run on May 1, not on April 18 and 19 as originally reported.

Moonlight Elementary Physical Education teacher Kyle Amos challenged the students and staff at the school to get active and live healthier lives by participating in a 24-hour exercise challenge.
“I will run for 24 hours without stopping if you will do a total of 24 hours of fitness activities within 48 days,” Amos told Moonlight students and staff.
It’s the same challenge the PE teacher has given for the last three years.
Amos is passionate about modeling proper nutrition and exercise for students and staff. He is a veteran of several 100-mile ultra marathons.  He’ll make good on his promise to run for 24-hours starting on May 1, running laps around the Moonlight playground with students and staff periodically joining him throughout the day. Students, staff and families are encouraged to join him after school as well.
“The goal of our challenge is to inspire a lifelong habit of good fitness and nutrition for our students and families of Moonlight,” said Amos.  “By the enthusiasm I see in this Challenge, I believe our goal will be met once again.”
Amos hopes the challenge will encourage students and staff to become more physically active, set fitness goals and develop healthy eating habits.
He  was awarded a $2,500 national grant from the Active School Acceleration Project.  This grant was created as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Physical Activity Innovation Competition.

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