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Flint School adds walking path

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FLINT (WJRT) - (06/17/14) - A path that just opened in Flint should lead to an important destination.

It's designed to take some Flint students toward a healthy and active lifestyle.

It took a little "fancy footwork" to pull this together, but everyone involved was willing to walk the extra mile.

Tuesday marked the dedication and opening of a multi-purpose walking path at Flint's Eisenhower Elementary.

"The hopes are we continue with our physical education here at Eisenhower. We know that educating a child means also taking care of their physical well-being. We're very fortunate to have all these partners to support us in those efforts," said principal Rachel Turner.

Students could barely contain their excitement as they walked the trail for the first time.

The one-fifth mile path is a real community effort. Students raised funds to go along with support from the Greater Flint Olympian/CANUSA Association and a grant from the CRIM Fitness Foundation.

"We hope that they'll become more physically active. The Crim is all about helping wellness and obviously we're built on running and walking," said spokesperson Sandra Selbey.

It's not just kids who will benefit.

"We already had staff members out there taking their lunch break and walking the track. Late last night leaving, we had parents in the community using our track," Turner said.

The now-opened trail should lead to new memories for future generations who attend Eisenhower.
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