Kids' Half Marathon
The Bainbridge Kids Half Marathon is an innovative 10 week endurance building running/walking program designed for children from kindergarten (K5) through sixth grade. Children will run the distance of a half marathon (13.1 miles) over the course of the 11 week program. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their half marathon by running a total of 12 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments before the race, to qualify for race day participation. This is not a timed event and there are NO official winners. (But ALL KIDS ARE WINNERS)
Students can run in PE class and/or with a parent and keep a running log sheet to track their progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. When each child completes the final 1.1 mile on the actual half marathon course , he/she will receive a Bainbridge Kids Marathon Finisher’s Medal.
Participants can register on Active.com and it is the student’s guardian’s responsibility to provide their transportation and supervision at the race day event. Participants must be registered to participate in the final 1.1 run.
All runners must keep track of their miles on a mileage log sheet. Your PE coach may provide your child with one or you can download one by clicking here. Your child can chart their miles in 0.25-mile increments and don’t have to feel pressured to run a complete mile when they begin their training. The completed log sheet is required in order to complete the final mile. Completed log sheets must be turned to in order to pick up race day packet.
Your child’s safety is the most important priority for our race staff. We go to great measures to insure their safety and we appreciate everyone abiding by our rules to accomplish our mission. Children will be given a race day t-shirt when they pick up their packet and we ask that they wear these to run the final 1.1 mile. Guardians must be present to supervise their child before and after the race. Course supervision will be provided.
Final Race Instructions
Registered participants will receive their final instructions via email in early March. T-Shirt Pickup will be at the Memorial Hospital.
Registration Info / Fees
Cost for this great program is only $15 including the T-Shirt.
YOU MUST RUN YOUR FINAL 1.1 MILE ON THE HALF MARATHON COURSE TO RECEIVE YOUR MEDAL.
For more information, please email or call April Aldridge at 229-220-4775.