Back on the roads for 2021!
The goal of the Grand Rapids 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, 2021.
Begin Your Training
Starting the week of August 9, 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 CLICK to keep track of your activity.
Get Ready to Run
On Saturday, October 16, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon. Stay tuned for details on race packet pickup and the final 1.2 miles.
Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate.
Join us for these milestones:
|1-Mile Kick-Off Run
Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Run your first mile, start your log, get all your questions answered.
Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at John Ball Park
Run our obstacle course and meet the staff of the Grand Rapids Marathon. Watch the website, newsletter, and Facebook for details
|Final 1.2 Mile Run
Saturday, Oct. 16 1:30 p.m.
Arrive at David D Hunting YMCA between noon and 1pm. Please park in the DASH 7 or DASH 9 Lots. Race Packet Pickup is in the parking lot of the YMCA.
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We thank our sponsors for making our event such a great success.
Kara Tibbe – Race Director
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Grand Rapids Kids Marathon