Dec. 18 was the final day of the Hawthorn Middle Marathon, in which students were challenged to walk 26.2 miles by holiday break. On specific days from October to December they walked approximately two miles from 2:15 to 3 p.m. either outdoors or in the Middle North hallways. They tracked their miles with a punch card. On Dec. 18, the last day of the walk, students received certificates and prizes. The Hawthorn Middle Marathon is a free program sponsored by Hawthorn schools and the Vernon Hills Park District.