It’s time to sign your kids up for for the Grand Rapids Kids Marathon! This super fun, FREE, activity filled event is part of the Grand Rapids Marathon. The way it works is that you download the training log, then keep track of when your kids run. They run the entire marathon – one mile at a time.
Together, the kids run the 1.2 miles on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the David D. Hunting YMCA.
There is a kick off run on August 14 at 6:30 after a Health Fair from 5:00 to 6:30 at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. At the health fair, stop by the Moms Clean Air Force Booth; the first First 20 kids will receive a FREE Moms Clean Air Force t-shirt.
Then, kids run or walk at least one mile, three times each week, with a friend or family member. They track their progress on the training sheet, which goes through mile 25.
On Race Weekend, the children will run or walk the last 1.2 miles of the marathon distance. At that time, pre-registered runners will receive:
- A race t-shirt.
- An official race bib.
- A Kids Marathon medal.
All of the information is on the Grand Rapids Marathon website.
Will your kids participate this year?