Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Kids Marathon

Congratulations to our Finishers!

If you didn’t get your finisher’s certificate on race day, you can download it here

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, 2020.

Begin Your Training

Starting the week of August 3, 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 17, 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. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Millennium Park Pavilion | 1415 Maynard Avenue SW, Walker, MI 49534

Obstacle Course Run

Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

John Ball Zoo | 1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Final 1.2 Mile Run

Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

David D. Hunting YMCA | 475 Lake Michigan Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Important Links: 

Info Sheet English & Spanish

Training Log English Spanish

Race Information



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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
E-mail: karatibbe@gmail.com