Lake Dallas program reinventing PE; students see physical, social benefits

Originally published March 4, 2019 in the Lake Cities Sun.

By Kevin Reynolds

It’s flipping the script on every movie’s classical depiction of physical education. Instead of half the class playing an intense game of basketball, with other groups scattered in the corner and avoiding the activity, Jamie Roach’s “Marathon Kids” is reinventing what PE can be.

Lake Dallas Elementary has become the cradle of the revolution in physical education, where everyone is invested and getting fit at record rates. “Marathon Kids” is a program that strives to have students run the total mileage of four marathons a year. Read More