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The 2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A 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 2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A 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 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Kid’s Activities start at 9:00 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.

Quick Links


Individual Registration

Each participant must pre-register. Individual registration is $15 per child.

  1. Click here to register.
  2. Paper registration forms are only available upon request. Please email kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org to request one. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 7.

To ensure the safety of all participants of the 2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A in partnership with Children’s Mercy, we require that any parent/guardian who may wish to pick up their child at the finish line and/or run with their child on the course please sign the waiver included in the participant registration to receive a wrist band. In order to pick up your child or join them on the course you must have a wrist band corresponding to your child’s bib number. Wrist bands will be distributed at packet pick up. There is no additional cost for parents to be on the course.

ONLY ADULTS WITH A SIGNED WAIVER AND CORRESPONDING WRIST BAND WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSE.

Race day activities start at 9:00 A.M. and the race will start at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 17.

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 2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A in partnership with Children’s Mercy. We want to thank you for your interest in leading a team of 10 or more in this year’s event.

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.

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

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

Click here to register.

To ensure the safety of all participants of the 2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A in partnership with Children’s Mercy, we require that any parent/guardian who may wish to pick up their child at the finish line and/or run with their child on the course please sign the waiver included in the participant registration to receive a wrist band. In order to pick up your child or join them on the course you must have a wrist band corresponding to your child’s bib number. Wrist bands will be distributed at packet pick up. There is no additional cost for parents to be on the course.

ONLY ADULTS WITH A SIGNED WAIVER AND CORRESPONDING WRIST BAND WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSE.

Pricing for Teams

# of team members     Cost
10-20 $50
21-40 $100
41-60 $125
61-80 $175
81-100 $225
100-150 $325
151+ $500

 

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Team/Group Registration

NOTE: The group registration process has changed.

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

Create a Team Instructions

Join a Team Instructions

Manage a Team Instructions

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

Team members can still be added to team rosters until October 11.

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Team Leaderboard

Place

Team Name

# Members

First TBD  -
Second TBD  -
Third TBD  -

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Training

TRAINING LOG

Click here to download and begin tracking your training!

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.

2015 Training Guide coming soon!

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 17, at 9:30 A.M.
    • Parents, coaches, mentors or teachers may accompany their marathoner on the 1.2 mile run across the finish line, but they must have a wrist band to be on the course and must sign a waiver to receive a wrist band.  See information under registration.
    • 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!

26.2 MILE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

Has your child or runner completed the 25 miles of training/ tracking, plus ran in the 1.2 mile race on race day? That means they completed their first marathon! Print off this certificate of completion and reward them for all their hard work!

2015 Completion Certificate coming soon!

OR

Turn in your training log at packet pickup to receive your “certificate of completion” which will be printed on site.

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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, October 15 and Friday, October 16

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

2015 Course Map

Click here to register.

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Kids Fun Zone

2015 Kids Fun Zone information coming soon!

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 9:00 A.M. Race starts at 9:30 A.M.

RACE DAY ACTIVITIES (KIDS ZONE)

After the race join us for some amazing activities!
Location: Washington Square Park (Southwest corner of park)
Time: 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

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Volunteers

Volunteer Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register.

To make the  2015 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A in partnership with Children’s Mercy 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. View the volunteer descriptions.
  2. Select the position(s) that you would like to register for.
  3. Register.

If you have any questions feel free to contact kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org

Remember there are positions available starting on Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17.

Click here to view the 2015 Volunteer Positions & Descriptions.

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Contact Us

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

For registration questions, email register@sportkc.org.

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