Children get active at Kids Mile 2017 at the South Florida Fair

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jan 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 06:39:07-05

About 2,000 Palm Beach County School District students raced around the South Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday.

The students were taking part in the "Kids Mile 2017."

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They ran past the rides, games and concession stands before the fair opened.

To prepare for the event, the students ran approximately 2 miles per week at their schools.

Their goal was to run 25.2 miles before this race.  The one mile they ran Saturday would mean that they ran a complete marathon.