A Parent's Reflection on Marathon High

Michelle Vega is a parent from our KIPP Academy of Arts and Letters program.  Our son has autism and several medical issues. He struggled to find an activity that he enjoyed and was successful with for years. His biggest challenge was needing surgery on both legs...

Transitioning from a Student to a Coach

Ana Gonzalez was a Marathon High student from Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in our first year. She came back this past season as a coach for the middle school girls of Ann Richards.  I wanted to coach in Marathon High was because I had...

A Teacher's Reflection

Lance Thomas is our Teacher Champion at Bedicheck Middle School where he teaches band.   When we started Marathon High at Bedichek this year I had very high expectations.  I really wanted us to have 30-40 students running.  The first few practices I...

Three Years of Marathon Finishers

Mary Goldkamp is a third year coach with Marathon High. She started coaching at Eastside Memorial High School year 1, moved to Travis High School year 2 and took on both Travis HS and a new middle school, KIPP College Prep, this past season.  This past fall, I...

Karhindo Musongera – Running is the best

Voice of a coach Go and run the Marathon Use your legs to run And make your dream come true. Follow what your heart tells you. And you will live happily.   Voice of the runner I wonder if it’s that simple? I am black, thin, female, born by two Congoles immigrant...

– Kahindo Musongera – Breaking Boundaries

Kahindo Musongera is a freshman at the Interntional School (located at the Eastside Memorial Campus). She is a first year participant in Marathon High. Her family moved to the United States this summer from the Democratic Republic of Congo....

Alex on his training, trials, and being positive

       I am glad to see results over the month participating in Marathon High.  Even through all the bad experiences I had at the beginning, everything else has been good.  Nothing bad has occurred during the practices.  I’m...

My Marathon High Experience, By Monica Macias

Five, four, three, two, and one: go! The race had officially begun, and I was running against the clock, others, and myself. With at least 20,000 runners, what allowed me to stand out? Thirty students of Marathon High started the marathon and I was one of them. Of...