Kids Marathon

Looking for an exciting way to get the whole family active? The Louisiana Kids Marathon is the perfect opportunity. Its mission is to instill running as a part of a healthy lifestyle in our kids at an early age. Getting regular exercise is an important component in reaching a healthy lifestyle, one which is properly incorporated into our motto: RUN+EAT+DANCE+LAUGH.

There are several ways for your little runners participate in the Louisiana Kids Marathon:

  • 1.2 mile fun run (as an individual, or with their school)
  •  5K (as an individual, or with their school)
  • Get the whole family race-ready with our 9-week or 4-week running programs

Once they cross the finish line, each runner will receive their own The Louisiana Kids Marathon finishing medal.

After the race, join us at the Kids Zone to celebrate their accomplishments and have even more fun!

Kids Marathon Ages

For the kids 1.2-mile race, 12 and under can participate. There will be start waves of different age groups.

SPONSOR-A-KID

Sponsor-A-Kid to run the Louisiana Kids Marathon presented by The Advocate and we do the rest. Donate $25 per kid-runner and we provide a kid runner in need of some #RunLove with a registration, personalized bib, participant shirt, finisher medal, a 3-taste wristband and access to the Saturday Finish Festival, complete with live entertainment. We will send you a picture of them crossing the finish line for the first time.

The Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee gives you or your organization the opportunity to do something special for local children who could benefit from your kindness. If you are interested in sponsoring a large group of kids or a school, please contact kids@thelouisianamarathon.com.

SCHOOL PROGRAM

The school with the most kids registered will receive a cash prize to help develop physical education programs. We have several race programs designed to assist families and school leaders keeps kids running, track performance and learn more about the sport.

SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PRESENTED BY THE ADVOCATE

Schools are encouraged to incorporate The Louisiana Kids Marathon as a part of their health and fitness initiatives as well as a fund raising effort. Schools can encourage kids runners to sign up for the 1.2 mile fun run or kids 5K or use a multi-week race program filled with performance tracking tools and educational tools provided by the Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee. Schools with the most students will receive a cash prize for physical education equipment.

  • Most Kids, 1st Place = $500
  • Most Kids, 2nd Place = $250
  • Most % of Student Body, 1st Place = $500
  • Most % of Student Body, 2nd Place = $250

The Louisiana Kids Marathon mission: Instill running as a part of a healthy lifestyle in our kids at an early age. Getting regular exercise is an important component in reaching a healthy lifestyle, one which is properly incorporated into our motto:

TOP 10 SCHOOLS

Check out the current ranking of schools with the most kids registered.

1. Baton Rouge FLAIM – 100
2. St. James Episcopal Day School – 77 
3. Catholic of Pointe Coupee – 44 
4. St. George – 38 
5. FHAE – 30 
6. Our Lady of Mercy – 27 
7. Trinity Episcopal Day School – 26
8. University Lab School – 23 
9. St. Aloysius – 20
10. St. Lukes Episcopal Day School – 19

 

Updated 12-15-17.  If your school is not on our master list on the registration engine, please contactkids@thelouisianamarathon.com

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