Bridgit Mendler cheers and runs alongside a young runner during Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge outside Onaga Elementary School last week in Yucca Valley, Calif.
The 20-year-old singer/actress came out to participate and raise awareness for the challenge which is a relay race where teams of kids try to run a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles in less time than Wilson Kipsang’s world marathon record of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds. The worldwide race, to be held in 21 U.S. states this month, aims to raise awareness and funds for programs focused on child survival and well-being.
“I am really excited to be here today to kick off Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge for such a great cause. We have come together to have fun, and also to help kids in the U.S. and around the globe get a better and healthier start in life,” Bridgit shared with the crowd just before the event started.
She added, “Whether you break the world record or not, you are all champions. I am so proud of you.”
Bridgit ran the first lap and then turned cheerleader, encouraging the kids as they competed and crossed the finish line.
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