The goal of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Kids Marathon is to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and their families, and to help kids become physically active for a lifetime.
Sign Up for Free
Kids between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to participate. Register here for the Kids Marathon beginning August 1 through October 10, 2019.
Begin Your Training
Starting the week of August 5, track each half mile of running/walking or 15 minutes of activity on your log sheet until you have completed 25 “miles.” Download the progress log [hyperlink to document]to keep track of your activity.
Get Ready to Run
On Saturday, October 19, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon on the official race course of the Grand Rapids Marathon (at the David D. Hunting YMCA). Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate. Participants who complete 5, 13 or 20 miles on their log are eligible for incentive prizes.
Join us for these milestones:
|1-Mile Kick-Off Run
Monday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m.
Millennium Park Pavilion | 1415 Maynard Avenue SW, Walker, MI 49534
|Obstacle Course Run
Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
John Ball Zoo | 1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
|Final 1.2 Mile Run
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1:30 p.m.
David D. Hunting YMCA | 475 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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We thank our sponsors for making our event such a great success.
Jan Host – Race Director
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Grand Rapids Kids Marathon