ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Go! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon has won the Youth Program of the Year award.

Running USA awarded the honor along with a $5,000 donation to the program.

The award was based on three criteria: advocating the benefits of youth running, collaborating to combat obesity, and supporting family and youth running awards.

The Read, Right, & Run Marathon was created in 2001 and has reached more than 22,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Over 300 schools in the St. Louis area participate in the program.

For more information on the program visit the Go! St. Louis website.

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