With Canadian kids getting fatter every day, these folks are trying to get them to go play outside.
December 17, 2010 1:01 AM Subscribe
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Since approximately 26%
of Canadian children age 2-17 are now considered obese, few would disagree that drastic measures are warranted. A dude and his wife have decided that the best way to inspire kids to get some exercise outdoors is to run daily marathons
across the country.
Colin Harris and Sarah Powell are a husband-wife-team who founded the Take Me Outside Project
, which aims to promote outdoor physical education. Colin is about to embark on a run across Canada, doing a 40km marathon ever day, stopping at schools across the country to promote outdoor activity.
Their goal has resonated with many Canadians, who successfully voted their organization into the finals for the Aviva Community Fund
Prize in the medium-cost range. Which, if they're chosen, might give them enough money to buy enough powerbars, gatorade and post-run-physiotherapy which Colin will no-doubt be needing after he runs across one of the longest countries in the world.