marathon kids

2021 Race Beneficiary

Marathon Kids is on a mission to get kids moving. With our fun, easy, and rewarding program, we have inspired more than 2.5 million children to live happier, healthier, more active lives. Kids were meant to run and we’re here to help them go the distance.

When kids participate in our program, they have a much better chance of getting enough daily physical activity. That’s good news for their bodies and their minds. When kids feel healthy, they perform better in school and exhibit better behavior. They feel better and make better choices. Both in school and in life, active kids do better.

To our Marathon Kids, running means speed and freedom, healthy competition, and accomplishment. We get them on track, and research shows that our program effectively jump-starts healthy, long-lasting change. Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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Supporting our neighbors for 30 years.

Historic participation data.