The Kauai Marathon Youth Running Program, (TKMYRP) presented by Kauai Coffee was initiated by Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon multi year champion and course record holder, Tyler McCandless, in 2013 as an avenue to give back to the community who has made such an impact on his personal and professional life. The focus of the program was to make a positive difference with the youth of Kauai by educating students on the benefits of healthy choices both in nutrition and exercise while promoting health and happiness.
New to the TKMYRP in 2017 is a partnership with Altra Running Shoes. Altra will give free running shoes to the Top 5 Boy and Girl finishers under 18 in the The Kauai Half Marathon. Additionally, Altra will give away fun goodies, along with a discount code for new shoes for all other youth 18 and under that run in the half marathon.
“Altra knows the importance of developing healthy feet and running habits at a young age, which is why we are excited to team up with The Kauai Marathon Youth Running Program. By teaching kids the importance of healthy living and proper foot development with Altra’s FootShape™ toe box and Zero Drop™ platform, there is #ZeroLimits to what they can attain.”