Bridgit Mendler: Save the Children's World Marathon Challenge

Bridgit Mendler: Save the Children's World Marathon Challenge

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.

Like Just Jared Jr. on FB
bridgit mendler save children marathon 01
bridgit mendler save children marathon 02
bridgit mendler save children marathon 03
bridgit mendler save children marathon 04
bridgit mendler save children marathon 05
bridgit mendler save children marathon 06
bridgit mendler save children marathon 07
bridgit mendler save children marathon 08

Credit: Jamie Rector; Photos: Courtesy Save the Children
Posted to: Bridgit Mendler
  • http://@Smiler_Melco Melanie

    Love her … she is perfect?

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here