Dream Big Marathon

A True Story of Courage and Determination

Download the Dream Big "Marathon" guide to start today!

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RUN! 26 MILES

  • Check with your doctor first to make sure you’re healthy and then get moving!
  • Always run with a buddy, parent or adult.
  • Try running around a track. Find out how many laps equal one mile.
  • Stretch before and after each run.
  • Find a local road race and join in. It’s more fun to run with lots of people!

READ! 26 BOOKS

  • For ideas on great books for any age or interest go to: Scholastic.com.
  • Just learning to read? Have an adult read to you.
  • Reading chapter books? Aim for 10 pages a day or about 70 pages a week.
  • Ask your friends, teachers and parents for book recommendations.
  • Ask a librarian to recommend popular book series to read. If you like the first one, there are more to enjoy!
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REACH OUT! 26 ACTS OF BIG-HEARTED KINDNESS

For a list of creative acts of kindness, check out The Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation at JMBigHeart.org.

  • Start at home! What kind thing can you do for your family today? These should be kind acts above and beyond your normal chores.
  • Think about your school. Who needs a friend? How can you be helpful to your teacher or principal?
  • Love animals? Find an animal shelter that needs a helping hand.
  • How can you help your neighborhood or town?

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THE FINISH LINE!

When you complete 26 miles, 26 books and 26 acts of kindness, Dave will send you an official Dream Big Marathon Race Medal!

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Download the Dream Big "Marathon" guide to start today!