Steppathon was established to promote lifelong habits for healthy living by educating children on the benefits of staying active. Childhood obesity is a real and growing threat to the well-being of our youngest generation and offers the School Mini -Marathon exercise and education program for students. Stepping Stones believes that improving the health of our youth is a critically important initiative and provides a variety of subsequent benefits to the individual, family, and community. Participating students experience improved physical condition, increased focus, and better concentration throughout the school day. Runners also experience a great deal of pride and self-esteem from their accomplishments.