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The 24 Hour Run Experience: Building Characteristics of Success One Step at a Time



ISBN: 978-1-939019-18-9
SIZE: 6 x 9

The 24 Hour Challenge Run has changed how I teach, increased the attitude and motivation of my students, and received unbelievable support from the parents. It has had a positive impact on the overall climate of the school since its beginning in 1999.

The 24 Hour Run Experience will inspire you with the story of one school’s challenge to motivate students to do the impossible through physical education. This book includes the experiences leading up to the 24 Hour Run, hour by hour observations and reflections, how the event wraps up, and inspirational quotes that tell the story. The journey and the experiences are powerful—joyful and heartbreaking, but also successful. The ripple effect of the 24 Hour Run will continue for a long time. It encourages educators and individuals to achieve something greater than they thought possible. First, to create an understanding of students’ potential and the need to challenge them. Second, how success at something difficult can be a rewarding motivation to achieve more. Success is a powerful motivator. Learning how to be successful and putting it into practice repeatedly can be life changing.



Table of Contents

Why We Teach
Motivating Others
Training & Log Sheets
Planning & Organization
Parent & Alumni Teams
The Day Of. . .
3:00 PM The Starting Gun – Peace Fire
4:00 PM Tent City – Cell Phones
5:00 PM You’re on Your Own
6:00 PM Goals
7:00 PM Fire Pits – Fundraiser
8:00 PM Team Leaders
9:00 PM I’m Afraid of the Dark
10:00 PM Confidence – Eating Right
11:00 PM Blisters – Determination to Stand
12:00 AM Curious Spectators
1:00 AM Parent Volunteers
2:00 AM The Night Sky – June Bugs – We Can’t Find. . .
3:00 AM Halfway Done – Passion – Everything’s Wet
4:00 AM Concentrate – Phone Home – First Light
5:00 AM Sleepwalking – Stomach Aches – A Time to Shine
6:00 AM Sleep Deprivation – Hit the Showers
7:00 AM They Are Still Running
8:00 AM Food Is Awesome – Head Lice
9:00 AM We have a Visitor – 50 Miles – Follow the Rules
10:00 AM You’re Doing Great
11:00 AM Reflections
12:00 PM Will I Make My Goal?
1:00 PM Success Is Within Reach
2:00 PM Disability or Ability
3:00 PM The Final Lap
Final Speech & Debriefing
What’s Next?
About the Author

The 24 Hour Run Experience

SKU: 9781939019189
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