OCTOBER 19, 2013
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon With Ivy Funds
RUN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES IN THE MIDWEST
5K HALF FULL RELAY KIDS
The Kids' Marathon is structured to allow participants the opportunity to complete a full, 26.2-mile marathon one mile at a time - a pace that is fun and safe for their growing bodies! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids are encouraged to "train" by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day. Once completed, make sure to turn it into your parent of team coach to bring to the EXPO and receive your "Certificate of Completion."
The Weight Management team from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics has created a handy Training Guide with helpful tips to prepare before and on race day. This is all the information you need to have a safeand fun training experience.
QUICK TRAINING TIPS:
On a safe secure route by parents, coaches, mentors or teachers, the first 25 miles will be run in quarter-mile, half-mile or one mile increments.
Mileage tracking will be on the "honor system" and kids will get the most and be prepared for the marathon by tracking their miles honestly.
The final 1.2 miles of the kids' marathon will be completed on race day, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Race starts at 9AM **NEW RACE START TIME**
Parents, coaches, mentors or teachers may accompany their marathoner on the 1.2 mile run across the finish line.
After crossing the finish line, the child will proceed through a secure finisher chute where they will meet mom, dad, coach, mentor or teacher. Each finisher will receive a Kids' Marathon Finisher medal!
Click HERE to Register today online for the 2013 Kids Marathon!