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Stoneleigh Elementary students in Towson get a running start to the day

Stoneleigh Elementary students in Towson get a running start to the day

Even before the morning announcements aired on April 15, Stoneleigh Elementary School had exciting news brewing … behind the schoolhouse. The SES PTA kicked off “The Morning Mile,” a fitness program that encourages students to start each day with healthy activity. And if the success of the launch is any indication, it’s going to be a popular morning ritual for many students and families.

The Morning Mile was started in Florida in 2010 by fitness enthusiast mom Fitz Koehler, and has spread to more than 350 schools in 20 states. The idea is for 30 minutes before school each morning, students complete as many laps around a designated course as they’d...

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