Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Kids Marathon

We’re Going Virtual for 2020!

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. (Download our Info Sheet in English and Spanish)

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, 2020.

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 (English) (Spanish) to keep track of your activity.

Get Ready to Run

On Saturday, October 17, 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.

Participants who complete 5, 13 or 20 miles on their log are eligible for incentive prizes at Gazelle Sports.


Join us for these milestones:

1-Mile Kick-Off Run

Monday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Kids Marathon Facebook Page


Miles With Miles

Wednesday Evenings at 6PM throughout the season

Watch the website, newsletter, and Facebook for details

Final 1.2 Mile Run

Watch the website, newsletter, and Facebook for details

Saturday, Oct. 17



Important Links: 

Info Sheet English & Spanish

Training Log English Spanish


Like us on Facebook for updates on the Kids Marathon.


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
E-mail: karatibbe@gmail.com