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Students from West Jasper Elementary School are ready to set a Guinness World Record.  The Institute for America's Health will assist National Geographic Kids magazine set a Guinness World Records for Most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours.  To break the record, more than 5,000 people worldwide need to run 100 meters between 11:00 a.m. (central standard time) October 26 and 11:00 a.m. October 27. 

The initiative, called "Run for the Planet," inspires kids and families to do something good for their health and the environment.  "Run for the Planet" supports First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, which encourages people to get healthy and active.  National Geographic Kids magazine encourages kids and families to get teams, classmates, organizations, and communities to join them in setting the magazine's sixth and seventh Guinness World Records. 

With the partnership between National Geographic Kids and The Institute for America's Health, model schools were given the opportunity to participate and host the Run for the Planet 100 meter runs.  While any school can host an event, model schools are given the unique benefit of having IAH coordinators organize, execute and document the events making it less intrusive to the school day.

You can take place in West Jasper's run Friday, behind the school, at the playground track on Frank Evans Road.  The school is inviting people from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  People can also take a pledge to run on the National Geographic Kids website. kids.nationalgeographic.com/run-for-the-planet/


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