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Heritage Elementary School runners sprint into national spotlight

Running club for Lodi kids catches the attention of Runner’s World magazine

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:59 am, Wed Nov 9, 2011.

When Janine Jacinto started a running club at Heritage Elementary School, it was just a way to share her passion for running with her students, who might not have the opportunity to participate in more expensive team sports.

Now more than 100 students, from kindergarten to middle school, meet every Tuesday to run laps, learn proper form and bond over a shared love of running. She calls it the Lodi Youth Running Club, and Runner’s World magazine finds her story inspirational.

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