The Lanigan Running Club, currently filled to capacity, seeks motivational stories from people in the community who love running.
More than 200 students have signed up for the Lanigan Elementary School Running Club, which last year helped kids train for the Martian kids' marathon. Teacher Karen Butler hopes area runners will help inspire the students this year, by sharing stories about their running experiences. If running helped you, motivated you or changed your life, contact Butler, karen.butler@Farmington.k12mi.us, to share your story. What has running done for you? Tell us by leaving a comment.
Students from the Farmington Hills school will participate in this year's Mini-Martian.
When Martians invade Dearborn on April 14, scores of students from Lanigan Elementary School in Farmington Hills will be among them. The annual Martian Marathon and Mini-Martian for kids are organized by Running Fit, as a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training Michigan chapter. Lanigan parent Sara Bowman has participated in the run, with her son running the "mini", and wanted to find a way to get other kids involved. With the full support of Principal Robert Kauffman, she contacted Running Fit, and company president Randy Step came out to inspire the students. "He did a pep rally and we opened it up to the whole school," Bowman said. "I thought maybe 20 kids would show up." Now, about 180 students, from kindergarten…