Katy mentoring program trains students to complete the Chevron Houston Marathon

Katy Students Run mentors kids for 19 months leading up to race

By Katie Meyers - Executive Producer, Houston Life

KATY - Sunday is a big day for a group of Katy ISD students.

They will finally compete in the Chevron Houston Marathon after training for more than a year with the Katy Students Run mentoring program. 

"Ultimately, it's not really about achieving the half marathon, it's about achieving life setting goals," said KSR Instructional Coach Duff McClain. 

Each student was hand selected by a faculty member, counselor or adminstrator. 

"Kids who are disinfranchised, who aren't connected to other organizations... KSR goes out of their way to find those kids, identify them, put them through a rigorous applicaiton process to bring them into the program and then work with them over 19 weeks," said McClain.

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