Learning From the Students

Jeff Knight was instrumental in starting Marathon High in 2012. He now runs Rogue Running Training. Part of me will always feel like MH is still a baby of mine in some way. Thus, nothing makes me prouder than seeing the program grow and mature year over...

A Privilege to Watch Goals Being Accomplished

Lenora Goessling is Marathon High’s Program Director.  My life is driven by goals. My husband and I sit down at the end of December for a formal goal setting session for the new year. These goals get printed and hung in our bedroom, our kitchen and other...

Why I Support Marathon High

David Fuentes, PowerBar rep, is a friend of Marathon High and continues to support our students’ nutrition through the season with donations of PowerBar supplies. We are appreciative of his belief in our program.  PowerBar has always been a big support of...

Getting Fit Right Before Our Eyes

Ms. Hubbard, KACP’s Assistant Principal writes about how Marathon High made an impact at her school.  Marathon High has been an amazing addition to KACP’s after school programs.  From the first day that Marathon High was on campus to present and...

Running Helps Me Feel In Control

Marathon High kind of snuck up on me junior year. One of my teachers made a random presentation to my gym class, and talked about his experience with marathons. I don’t recall a lot of what he said, but he mentioned that it didn’t matter how long it took you or who...

I am the Champion

I joined Marathon High freshman year just to try it and i fell in love with it. Monday and Wednesday’s after school were perfect times to go run. The trainers are nice and sweet but also strict and tough. It was so much fun. At first it was hard. I wasn’t...

Seeing Myself in Our Students

Natasha MacNevin was a first year coach at East Austin College Prep for our 2014-2015 season.  I remember what it was like to train for and run my first marathon.  I had never been a runner and doubt was always in the back of my mind as to whether I could...

Reflections from a Volunteer Coach

Mary Renfro was a volunteer coach with Marathon High for the 2014-2015 season. She coached our largest program at KIPP Austin Academy of Arts and Letters.  Originally, I was unfamiliar with Marathon High.  I work with AmeriCorps: A Community for Education,...

Running as an Equalizer

Brendon Kepner is our Teacher Champion at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.   Marathon High is a program that transforms lives by giving students confidence. Most of the girls who start the program in the fall, aren’t entirely sure what...

13.1 This Year, 26.2 Next Year

Itzel Ruiz is a junior at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. She was a first year participant in 2015. When she graduates, Itzel will be the first in her family to graduate high school and attend college.  This year I decided to join Marathon...