LAWTON, Okla._Today one thousand kids descended onto Elmer Thomas Park to join in the fight for cancer during this year's spirit of survival.
They all took part in a super hero kids marathon running or walking one-point-two miles today to finish up a full marathon, many of them while dawning a super hero costume.
The other 25 miles were ran before race day as part of a journey to better health.
Batman, wonder woman, and even spider man all showed up to today's race, and they all told me they planned to fight off cancer just like they fight off the bad guys.
Many kids ran today in remembrance of someone special they'd lost to cancer...
Including brother and sister, Savanna and Lance Dell.
"We did it for our great Daleen with lung cancer," said Savanna and Lance Dell.
Brother and sister Juan and Marya Trevino also came to honor their loved one.
"For our great grandma," said Juan and Marya Trevino.
And while some kids came to support people they knew---others came to support strangers. Isabel Celedon is one of these kids---it's her fifth time running in the race and she says it won't be her last.
"I like supporting people that have cancer and who are sick, that's my thing. I like helping people and donating," Isabel Celedon.
It was Tamyra Snell's first time running but she says she shares the same motivation along with many others.
"I wanna help people save their lives," said Tamyra Snell.
"To help people from...that has cancer and that's sick," said Bryan Hargrove.
"To help defeat cancer," said Kailee Latimer.
Most of these kids have been training for the marathon every chance possible---even during their own school recess.
Once they crossed the finish line each of these children was given a spirit of survival medal and several runners say that was the best part of their day--knowing what they had worked so hard to accomplish.
"Coming to the finish line and winning the gold medal," said Snell.
"Running and getting the medal," said Latimer.
They may have only ran 1.2 miles today but the journey to get to a full marathon has not only been a fun one but one to better health.
The kids also worked hard for the KSWO school TV challenge. Schools with the highest percentage of student participation had a chance to win a cash grant