Marathon Kids inspired my husband to become a coach of our son Noah and take him running around Lake Austin every weekend. Noah got so excited when he started tracking his miles through the Marathon Kids platform and Matt, his coach & father, motivated him every Saturday around 7am to put on his running shoes. After about 5 months father & son ran their first race - 5k Daisy Dash in South Austin. And as the cheering mother I was waiting at the finish line and looked out for the couple: tall father & shorter son. Nothing. Then came Noah, running and speeding up towards the finish line by himself. I was worried about Matt and so proud of Noah at the same time. Once Noah finished his first 5k race in 27min he told me that he had to leave Matt behind as he was faster than Matt and wanted to finish the race faster. Wow! Who would have thought that Noah got totally into the race spirit, didn't even need to take any breaks and could finish the race by himself?! Thank you to Marathon Kids & coach Matt for making this possible!!!