WHAT IS THE LITTLE ROCKERS KIDS MARATHON & TRAINING PROGRAM?
The Little Rock Marathon launched its children’s program in 2004 in response to the growing concern over our children’s health and the increasing childhood obesity rates. Since that time, more than 71,000 children across the country have taken part in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Final Mile and free training program.
The goal of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon is to give children in 1st thru 5th grades the opportunity to enhance their physical activity (by following a fun, simple running and/or walking program) while focusing on reaching a goal. The hope is to motivate children to commit to a physical routine, which will allow them to experience the overall benefits of achieving their goals, not only when they cross the finish line, but in life.
Our goal is simple. Get our kids moving!
HOW DOES IT WORKS?
The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a fun, multi-week, running and walking program that children participate in through their schools, sports groups, church or at home with a parent/guardian.
Children run or walk their miles over a period of time, logging their progress.
After completing the first 25.2 miles of the marathon, each child has the option to take part of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Final Mile on Saturday, March 3rd.
The Final Mile is an exciting special event held race weekend where children from around the country run to their finish, covering that final mile of the official Little Rock Marathon course. Participants get all the swag deserving of a marathoner including shirt, medal, and finisher’s treats. Registration is required. Adults can accompany kids but for safety and security of our children, we do ask that they be registered as well. The Final Mile is not required to get the benefits of the program.
HOW CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE?
There are two ways your child can be part of in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Training Program and Final Mile. Through an Official Program or at home with adult supervision. Click on the pictures below to get more information on which way your child can participate.
Leah Pearce, Chair | E-mail