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Westport Relay Marathon Will Help Save The Children Worldwide

Sign up for the Save The Children World Marathon at Staples High on Saturday.
Sign up for the Save The Children World Marathon at Staples High on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A worldwide running event to help raise funds for millions of children in need is coming to Staples High School in Westport on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Save the Children, the world's leading organization for children in need, with life-saving, life-nurturing programs, will host its annual "World Marathon Challenge" at the school.

Marathons are run in a relay format, staged on a track or in a marked field with each runner completing 200 meters before passing the baton to the next runner.

The World Marathon Challenge is a global relay in which teams of children from around the world challenge themselves and each other to complete a full marathon distance. Tens of thousands of children in more than 50 countries will be participating in the World Marathon Challenge, with events to be held worldwide throughout October. The grand finale is on Oct. 23, when hundreds of teams will run simultaneously.

This event raises funds and awareness for Save the Children’s programs in the U.S. and globally. Save the Children’s vision is to make sure all children survive and thrive.

For more information and to start a fundraising team, click here .

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