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In general, I do like the program and agree that it's a good carrot. It's a great way to show running as a positive reinforcement in the lives of these kids who desperately need that positive reinforcement. I also agree that they are likely much better prepared for the marathon than the participants of most of the charity programs out there. However, I think it was you who has pointed out to me that, just because one thing is better than another does not make it optimal.
It's a very good program. I just wonder if it could be more optimal by featuring a shorter distance. That said, I could be wrong due to the draw of the marathon. Maybe the participation wouldn't be the same if the ultimate target out there were a 10K or a half.
In the end, though, to paraphrase our current President: Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good. This is definitely good.