Oklahoma elementary school gearing up for OKC Memorial Kids Marathon

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - One Oklahoma elementary school is helping students learn important life lessons by using their legs to teach them about our state's history that should never be forgotten.

The kids at Soldier Creek Elementary School have started training for the OKC Memorial Kids Marathon, led by teacher and coach, Sherilynn Admire.

After they warm up, they sit down for a very important lesson.

"We talk to the kids about the bombing, the effects of the bombing, the results of hate, and if you let that emotion take over what ends up happening, tragically, for others," said Admire.

The students take the message to heart.

"We’re running to remember the people that lost their lives in the bombing," said 4th grader Lily Bryant.

"And we just need to learn that it’s not OK to express your anger on other people," said 5th grader Devin Woodring.

Then, the training begins.

"I like that we get a lot of exercise and that we get to do a lot of fun activities," said Emma Hurst, 5th grade.

"Sometimes my kidney hurts but it’s really hard, yes. It can be really hard," 5th grader Timothy Wesley.

Racing to remember at Soldier Creek Elementary School is just another great example of what’s right with our schools.

McDonald's has partnered with KFOR for this spotlight series of 'What's Right With Our Schools' and presented a check of $600 to the school.

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