Welcome! The information on this page is for individuals interested in starting and official program.

We are excited that you have decided to start a Little Rockers Kids Marathon Program and appreciate your desire to promote youth fitness. The journey begins with you!

Benefits for Children

  • Combats childhood obesity
  • Promotes pride in accomplishment and life-long positive habits
  • Non-competitive – all children are successful
  • A fun experience for children of all ages
  • Teaches goal setting
Benefits for Leaders

  • FREE
  • Easy to implement and turn-key
  • Training, advice, and support provided
  • Excellent resource guide for health-related topics
  • Supplements or fulfills physical activity requirements
  • Improves students’ focus and behavior

The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a great way to get children excited about physical fitness and reward them for their accomplishments. Little Rockers programs are led by adult volunteers from schools, before- and after-school programs, community centers, homeless shelters, civic, religious organization, nonprofits and other civic groups.

An official program is 10 or more children.

Not all children are alike, so not all Little Rocker Programs are alike. The training program is designed to allow each leader to be as creative as their time, talent and budget will allow.


Date What
August 15, 2022 Leader registration open
September 6, 2022 Little Rockers registration open
Early October Leader tools available
October New Programs get approval from school/church/club if necessary
October – November Publicize your program at your school, church, etc

  • Put up posters
  • Send email/letter to parents telling them about Little Rockers and when you plan to start (see Leader Tools email)
  • Talk to class or group
  • Put an announcement in PTA newsletter
Early November 17-week training schedule begins
January 2 9-week training schedule begins
January 23, 2023 Last date for paper Registration Forms and money due back to leaders
January 31, 2023 Paper forms and money due back to race headquarters.
February 1, 2023 Shirt deadline – sizes not guaranteed after
February 17, 2023 Volunteer sign up deadline
February 27, 2023 Program packet pick up
March 3, 2023 Late registration at Health & Fitness Expo
March 4, 2023 Race Day (no race day registration or packet pick up)

CLICK HERE – 2023 Quick Start Guide for Program Leaders
CLICK HERE – Training Program Overview

Rhonda Redmond |Email