Welcome!  The information on this page is for parents whose child is not registered and/or training with an official program.

DATE

Saturday, March 2, 2019

START TIME

11:00  am

LOCATION

Start/Finish Line – LaHarpe Blvd (click here)

REGISTRATION FEES

Date Child Parent
thru 11/21/2018 $20 $10
11/22/2018-2/16/2019 $25 $10

TRAINING FOR THE FINAL MILE
The first 25 miles are “honor” miles.  Children get the most from this experience if they earn the miles. Measure a safe, secure route, which will allow easy record keeping. If your child is participating in a program, your child’s leader will do all this.

  1. A typical city block for example, is approximately 1/4 mile around.
  2. A high school track is 1/4 mile around.
  3. You can even measure a route inside your home and run/walk it to reach the mileage goal.
  • We encourage you to join your kids and make this a family event.
  • As your child completes his/her goals, he/she can keep track of progress using the Training Log. You will have to show your child’s mileage when you pick up his/her race packet.
  • Daily record keeping is a lesson as kids chart their progress toward their goal.
  • Recognize your child’s mileage. Present an “award” at 5, 10, 15 and 20 miles.  Please see the “Motivate Your Little Rock” for suggested recognition.  Make the awards presentation a special time. Recognition is important!
  • Kids run or walk the first 25.2 miles of their marathon one mile at a time on a safe, secure route designated by parents, coaches or teachers. The program should take 6-8 weeks to complete depending on the fitness level of the child.  A less-active child may need to start earlier to complete the program.
  • Wear running shoes or sneakers and socks. Proper footwear helps prevent foot problems.
  • Run/walk with a parent or friend. You can encourage each other that way. Talk while you run/walk, you can maintain the perfect pace that way.
  • Stretch your legs before you train. Stretching helps prevent injuries. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds. DO NOT BOUNCE.
  • Drink lots of water after you train and throughout the day. Water helps muscles do their work.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Your muscles need lots of rest so you can keep running/walking every day.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet including lots of protein (meat or dairy) and carbohydrates (pasta, rice, potatoes). Your body needs fuel to do its work!
  • Below are training schedules with suggested distances or you may set up your own schedule with a parent or teacher’s help.
  • If you can only run or walk a little, keep trying.
  • If you run or walk more than a mile per day, great!
  • If you play a lot of soccer or other sports where you run a lot, this may be easy. Just remember to space your workouts so you are prepared to run or walk the final distance on race weekend!
  • Early completion of the program is not recommended. The schedule leaves Saturdays and Sundays available for make-up days or to give you a rest day during the week.
  • It is important to keep track of your progress toward your goal. As you complete each mile, color or mark off each mile on the Training Log.

QUESTIONS
Leah Pearce, Chair
lrmkids@pearce.cx

RESOURCES
Parent FAQs (click here)
Training Schedules (click here)
Training Log (click here)

RACE WEEKEND INFORMATION/LINKS
Final Race Instructions (available in February)
Course Map (coming soon)
Start Corrals Map (coming soon)
Start/Finish Area Map (coming soon)
Parking & Area Map (coming soon)
2019 Finisher’s Certificate (available post race)