UF Marine ROTC joins St. Patrick’s Morning Mile





St. Patrick’s Interparrish School is a fine example of how the Morning Mile is bringing communities together every morning to get fit. On Friday, February 1st the University of Florida’s ROTC members joined St. Patrick’s students and their parents for the Morning Mile. Despite below average temperatures, this hearty group got up early to get fit while having fun.

The students were elated to enjoy the company of the future Marines as they walked, jogged and raced each other around the field. Morning Mile founder, Fitz Koehler, said “she loves how sweet the Marines are with the kids. They have great conversations and do silly things like play chase. They’re all such genuinely good guys and are incredible role models too.” Second grader, Tessa Boudreaux finished her run shouting “Woohoo, I’m the winner!”, which is exactly how every Morning Mile participant should feel.

Amidst the excitement the ROTC proclaimed that they were “more than happy to help inspire Morning Mile”.


St. Patrick’s Interparrish School is sponsored by Dream Day Cakes.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *