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Kids Marathon

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Registration for 2014 is now open! Click here to register.

The Kids Marathon in partnership with Children’s Mercy returns, giving young runners, Kindergarten through 8th grade, a chance to complete their own mini-marathon on the day of the Kansas City Marathon. Proceeds from the Kids Marathon benefit Children’s Mercy.

Young runners will have all summer to train for their own mini-marathon! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids, kindergarten through 8th grade, are encouraged to “train” by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day. The final 1.2 miles, which starts just north of Crown Center, will be completed on race day, October 18, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. ** NEW START TIME THIS YEAR**

Click here for the Kids Marathon Training Log.

Kid’s Activities start at 8:30 A.M. on race day, including a mascot race, group stretching and entertainment. Also, make sure to stick around after the race for the Kids Zone full of fun activities and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy until 11 A.M.

Kids ages 5-15 are able to sign up in groups of 10 or more through their school/youth sports group or can sign up as individuals with a responsible adult accompanying them!

For more information, contact us at kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org.

Registration is now open! Click here to register today!

Volunteer sign up coming soon!

Quick Links

Individual Registration

Each participant must pre-register. Individual registration is $15 per child.
1. Registration is now open! Click here to register today!
2. Downloadable paper registration forms are also available upon request. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 8, 2014.

Race day activities start at 8:30 A.M. and the race will start at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 18.

NOTE: There will be NO race day registration or packet pickup. All runners must pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday.  Your last chance to register is Friday night at the Expo.Registration will be $20 at the Expo if you still need to register.

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Team Coaches

Welcome to the 2014 Kids’ Marathon. We want to thank you for your interest in leading a team of 10 or more in this year’s event. Please note that there are some changes regarding the 2014 Kids’ Marathon.

Pricing for Teams

# of team members     Cost
10-25 participants $50
26-50 participants $75
51-75 participants $100
76-100 participants $150
101-150 participants $200
151-200 participants $300
201+ participants $500

 

NOTE:  The group registration process has changed!  Please follow the steps outlined in Team/Group Registration section in order to register your team online.

** Only after the Team Coach has registered and created a team online can the other team members (group members) complete their online registrations.

The creator of the team is automatically assigned as the Team Coach.  NOTE:  The Team Coach must be the ONLY person on this initial registration.  Do NOT attempt to register the entire team on the Team Coach’s registration.

**NEW** COACHES CLINIC
Learn how to be a coach, start a running club, and get the most out of your Kids Marathon experience. More information coming soon!

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Team/Group Registration

Please follow the steps outlined below in order to register your group online.

NOTE: Only after the Team Coach has registered and created a team online can the other team members (group members) complete their online registrations.

Deadline to register a NEW team is September 28.

Team members can still be added to team rosters until October 12.

HOW TO MAKE A TEAM (coaches)

The team coach is in charge of registering the team and paying the team fee.

  • 1. Click here to register your team for the 2014 Kids Marathon!
  • 2. Fill out participant information, address, contact information, T-shirt size and event questions.
  • 3. Under Event Information, choose the size of group you want your team to be and click “create a team.”
    • i. Fill out the Team Information and make sure the “notify captain when new members join” is checked.
    • ii. Click “continue.”
    • iii. You will now notice a “Participating on team: …” has been made
  • 4. Accept the waiver and click “continue.”
  • 5. “Review my cart” will show the team cost, which is what needs to be paid.  Fill out payment information
    • i. Type in two security codes
    • ii. Click “charge card.”
    • iii. Confirmation screen will appear with a confirmation number. NOTE: This is not your promotion code for your team members.
    • iv. Promotion codes will be generated and sent to you in a separate email (this is not your confirmation email).NOTE: Promotion codes are generated & emailed within 7 business days. If you have not received your code by then, please contact us at kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org

NOTE: Please register your team in plenty of time to receive this code and distribute to your team members so they may register accordingly. Deadline to register a NEW team is September 28.

HOW TO JOIN A TEAM (team members)

Once a team has been created by the Team Coach, the other team members may join the team using the “promotion code” to register at no cost. Here are 5 easy steps to help you through the process.

  • 1. Click here to register your team for the 2014 Kids Marathon!
  • 2. Fill out participant information, address, contact information, T-shirt size and event questions.
  • 3. Event Information, choose (size of team, coach will give you this information) participants and click “join a team.”
    • i.  Find your team name (coach will give you this info) and click continue.
    • ii. Accept the waiver.
    • iii. Click continue.
  • 4. “Review my cart” will show the team cost, which has already been paid by team coach.
    • i. Down below in “Have a Promotion code?”  Enter the code your coach will give to you.
    • ii. Click “Add”
    • iii. You will see your fee waived and the Grand Total as $0.00.
  • 5. Enter your email address to retrieve your confirmed registration information. Type in the two security code words shown and click “Finish.”
    • i. You will receive a confirmation page with a confirmation number for your registration.
    • ii. The coach will then be notified that your child has joined the team/group.

NOTE: Group registration ends on Sunday, October 12, at 11:59 P.M. No additions will be able to be made to groups after that time. Participants will still be able to sign up for the race as individuals at the race expo for $20.

TEAM PRICING:

This year there will be a scaling price depending on the amount of participants you anticipate to participate to be in your group. The team coach must pay the full amount when signing up the team.

NOTE: The fees will not include the processing fee.

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Training

TRAINING LOG

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.

Print 2014 Training Log

TRAINING GUIDE

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 safe and fun training experience.

Print Training Guide

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, October 18, at 9:30 A.M. **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!

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Packet Pickup

Location: Crown Center Exhibit Hall A
2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
(Connected to the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at the corner of Pershing and McGee)

Date: Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17

Kids Marathon Booth: Please come to the Kids Marathon packet pick-up booth, this is separate from other race booths. Turn in your training log at packet pickup to receive your “certificate of completion” which will be printed on site.

**Only the Team Coach is allowed to pick up the team packets and T-shirts**

NOTE: There will be NO race day registration or packet pickup. All runners must pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday. Your last chance to register is Friday night at the Expo for $20 per person. 

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Course Map

TBD

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Kids Fun Zone

MASCOT RACES

Come out early and cheer on your favorite high school and professional mascot. Every year to kick off our Kids’ Marathon race, we invite mascots from around the area for their own fun race as well as have them lead us in a warm-up! Pre- race activities start at 8:30 A.M. Race starts at 9:30 A.M. **NEW RACE START TIME**

RACE DAY ACTIVITIES (KIDS ZONE)

After the race join us for some amazing activities!
Location: Washington Square Park (Southwest corner of park)
Time: 8:30 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Click here to register your team for the 2014 Kids Marathon!

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Volunteers

To make the Kids Marathon in partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics a success, many volunteers are needed. Groups are encouraged to volunteer together for the event.

Please follow these steps to become a Kids Marathon Volunteer:

  1. 1.  View the volunteer descriptions below.
  2. 2.  Select the position(s) that you would like to register for.
  3. 3.  Click here to register as a volunteer.
  4. 4.  If you have any questions feel free to contact kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org

Remember there are positions available starting on Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 18.

Volunteer Descriptions

Wednesday, October 16
Location: Don Chisholm Center,
610 E. 22 Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Race Packet Assembly: Volunteer will put together goodie bags and other race information together for packet pickup.

Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 
Location: Crown Center Exhibit Hall A
2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Expo Volunteer: Monitor, distribute, and explain race information as families and team coaches come to check in.

Saturday, October 18
Location: Washington Square Park

Race set-up: Volunteers will assist in moving tables, chairs, fencing and other items needed to set-up for Kids Zone area prior to pre-race activities.
Start Line: You may be assigned to one of the following positions:

  • - Human Chain: Volunteers will direct/keep participants behind start line and clear non-participants off course prior to start of the race.
  • - Race Marker: Volunteers will be placed at (1 of 4) strategic locations along 1.2 mile race course to help participants stay on correct course.
  • - Race Caboose: Volunteers will walk behind the last participant to ensure all have safely completed race course.

Finish Line: You may be assigned to one of the following position:-

  • - Course Monitors: Volunteers will keep course clear from spectators and cars to ensure participants safety and arrival to finish line.
  • - Medal Distributor: Volunteers will unpack and hang medals for easy distribution. As participants (ages 5-14) cross the finish line volunteers will hand medals to them before leaving secured fenced area.
  • - Exit Supervisor: Volunteers will check participant wristbands to ensure they only leave secured fenced area with appropriate chaperon (i.e coach or guardian). Children will not be allowed to exit secured fenced area alone.
  • - Volunteer Check- in/Lost Child: Volunteer will check in race day volunteers and direct them to appropriate area and section captain to receive further instructions. Volunteer will also house lost children and contact guardian (information on back of child’s bib number) and stay with them until reunited with guardian.
  • - Kids Zone Activities: Volunteers will ensure that flow of activities run smoothly and help with overflow management and site safety.
  • - Kids Zone Food & Beverage: Volunteers will set up, hand out, and clean up food and beverage distribution to race finishers.
  • - Race Clean-Up: Volunteers will ensure all vendors have packed/ cleaned up site. Volunteers will clean up trash, clothes and other items at the conclusion of the after race activities.
  • - Floaters: Volunteers will be assigned to any activities listed above throughout the race day event. This will be due to volunteer no-shows or overflow assistance.

Volunteer sign-up coming soon!

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Contact Us

For more information, contact us at kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org.

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