A total of 57 students from Cypress Trails Elementary School participated in the South Florida Fair kids mile on Saturday, Jan. 18. The students spent four months participating in a weekly marathon club, where they jogged one to two miles each meeting in preparation for the event. Along the way, they ran in several other local races, including Santa’s on the Run and the Relay for Life Glow in the Dark 5K, both in Royal Palm Beach. Physical education teacher Linda Zaskey, the club’s sponsor, tries to encourage students to participate in daily physical activity in order to promote health and prevent disease. Many of the students jogged more than 20 miles during the club time and developed a love for running.