Mini-Marathons


What is a DanceBlue Mini Marathon?

A DanceBlue Mini Marathon is the high school version of the 24 hour marathon. The event lasts between 6-12 hours where all students and faculty participating do not sit or sleep, but stand For The Kids! High school students and a sponsoring faculty members plan all aspects of the mini marathon, including fun games and activities for each hour, soliciting food donations from the community, and raising awareness for the event throughout their school. The money raised directly benefits the Golden Matrix Fund for the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

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Elizabethtown

Mini marathons in the fall of 2016 was kicked off by Elizabethtown’s mini on September 16th that raised $8,195.48! It was ET-own’s first mini, and it was a blast! Their gym was decorated with FTK gear and a 9 Square in the Air game set up all night long. Go Panthers!

Henry Clay

On November 18th, 2016, Henry Clay High School held their 3rd annual mini marathon. The night included fun “Minute to Win It” games and a competitive fashion show, as well as a talk from the head of our clinic, Dr. Lawrence Wagner, and raised $5,250.53 FTK! Thank you, Blue Devils, for your support.


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Lee County

On December 3rd, students in eastern Kentucky’s Lee County High Middle School held its first ever mini marathon. The day included quite a bit of talented drumming, and an equally talented air guitar competition, all while raising $1,565.95. Thank you Lee County!

Woodford County


On January 6th, despite a snow day, Woodford County students hosted their mini marathon. The day included musically-themed hours, a very contentious volleyball tournament, and Zumba, ending in a fantastic $10,000 FTK! Thank you, WoFoCo!

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Lafayette

In a stupendous student effort, Lafayette High School hosted their third mini marathon, complete with inflatables and a fantastic DJ booth. The evening featured a rave hour (although it was put on pause for the UK game), and ended in students lifting $14,332.31! Thank you, Patriots, for your support FTK!

Lexington Catholic

In a tradition almost as old as DanceBlue itself, Lexington Catholic High School hosted its annual mini marathon. It included the crowd favorite boy band hour, a rave hour, a hawaiian hour, and culminated in the reveal of an astounding $65,215.04 for the kids! Thank you to LexCath for your endless support.


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Lexington Christian Academy

The students of LCA danced through the night for the third year in a row. The evening included highly contentious morale teams with lip sync competitions, dodgeball tournaments, and early morning pancakes! LCA’s DanceBlue committee reached out to their junior high and elementary students to hold their own micro marathons that benefitted their grand total of $15,327.50! Thank you, Eagles for your incredible dedication to the kids!

Apollo

All the over in Owensboro, KY, Apollo High School held their fourth mini marathon on January 15th! Not only did students from Apollo attend, but they also invited students from the surrounding high schools to partake in their 8 hour event. Everyone loved learning Apollo’s line dance, playing real life angry birds, and partaking in a school-wide Scooby Doo hunt! At the end of the night, they revealed a total of $50,160.57! Great job, Eagles, thank you for your support!


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Tates Creek

Tates Creek High School hosted a mini marathon at their high school on January 21st, 2017. Over the six hour mini marathon, students organized hours like Harry Potter hour and Field Day hour. At the end of the day, they celebrated the raising of $3,884 for the kids! Thank you, Commodores!

George Rogers Clark

On January 28th, George Rogers Clark held their third mini marathon for the kids! Their marathon included great throwback recess games, a limbo competition, and touching testimonials of those who have been impacted by pediatric cancer in the GRC community. Thank you so much, Cardinals, for raising $1,652 for the kids and standing all day in support!


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West Jessamine County

West Jess hosted a mini marathon in their FTK decorated gymnasium on February 4th! Their event included a puppy hour with puppies from their local humane society, an intense cornhole tournament, and ended the evening with a rave hour! West Jess exceeded their fundraising goal of 5,000 with a grand total of $5,207.37 raised for the kids. Thank you so much, Colts, for your support!

Oldham County

On February 17th, Oldham County held their third mini marathon For The Kids! They organized 10 morale groups that participated in games and activities each hour. The synchronized swimming competition was a huge crowd pleaser as well as the always interesting frozen tshirt game! At the end of the night, the Colonels raised up the grand total of $1,647.70! Thank you for dancing your night away, OCHS!


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Rockcastle County

For 10 hours on Saturday, February 18th, the Rockcastle students and faculty stood and danced in support For The Kids! Their DanceBlue committee organized fun themed hours, including a popping Zumba hour and a beach hour with an competitive game of limbo! The high school students even invited their middle school students to be involved for part of the event. Overall, $6,388.13 were raised by Rockcastle County! Congratulations, Rockets, and thank you for your support!