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A Field Day of Fun

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How do you create a successful event? Start with an idea, enthusiasm, a fun-packed obstacle course, and then just add water…balloons.

On June 17, 13-year-old Indigo Kopp hosted a Field Day at Plainfield, Elementary School. Her goal was to raise money and awareness for the Sierra Club Foundation, an organization that takes on the environmental

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Final Count-Down Half Marathon Tips

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The final days leading up to a race are always the most stressful, so the awesome squad at Positive Tracks has aspeter gked me to share a few tips and notes on my routine leading up to a race. These are hopefully applicable to anyone, regardless of

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Mark Adamiak: Going the Distance, Playing for Good

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Mark Adamiak, 23, from Middletown, CT ran the 2017 Boston Marathon to support our Charity Partner, Playworks New England. We sat down to get the scoop on why he loves Playworks and sweating for good.

GROWING UP AND GETTING OUT WITH SPORTS: When Mark Adamiak thinks back on what he loved about his hometown of Middletown

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Same team! Same team!

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Three cheers for teammates, the friends who never leave really leave you.

Being ski season, I want to give a shout-out to a gift that has lasted me a lifetime—the gift of a team.

That may sound odd coming from someone who spent her formative years immersed in an individual sport, battling daily for everything

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Peace: The Ultimate Goal

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When Oren Lieber-Kotz entered his freshman year at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, everything felt unfamiliar, so the competitive swimmer decided to try a new sport as well. When he tried ultimate frisbee, he was hooked—on the fast-paced, nonstop, no-contact sport and on its positive culture as well. Immediately, Oren started making good friends. While watching a

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Alex LeClair: Kicking Ask!

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GOING BIG TO GIVE ALZHEIMER’S THE BOOT: “It’s all about asking, and asking with confidence,” says Alex LeClair. The senior at the University of Vermont is Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Service for his fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). He’s talking on the phone while huddled under an electric blanket in his barely heated apartment. That

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Mason McNulty: Sweat For Good Q.B.

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Hi everyone!

My name is Mason McNulty and I’m at sophomore at Haverford College. I’m co-chair of the Positive Tracks Youth Ambassador Board, and it is such an honor to speak about Positive Tracks’ U23 Challenges Program. I am lucky enough to have piloted the **first ever** 2016 U23 Challenge and am currently planning another

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2017 Positivo Proclamato!

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A teacher asked me how I describe leadership yesterday. Dozens of faces flashed to mind – not belonging to adults behind podiums – but to kids wearing athletic shoes and t-shirts. These days I characterize leadership via soccer and basketball, frisbees and 5Ks, dodgeball and dance-a-thons.

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Get Up & Go Running Tips

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YOUNG RUNNERS:

Much has been written and studied about the potential adverse effects on young bodies of running long distances.  Good news is: as long as you build up to it, avoid running through pain, and most importantly, remain motivated by your own desire, you can go for it.

Are you a youngster – or

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