2014 Kid’s Marathon Details
The Salt Lake City Marathon has created a unique program for children ages 5-12, to be part of the race-day action. Kids actually get to cross a safe, sectioned-off area of the same finish line as adult marathoners, amidst a cheering crowd of spectators!
By allowing kids to participate in this exciting 1K run/walk alongside elite marathoners, our goal is to provide a springboard for a lifetime of healthy habits for children - not just a one-time activity. All participants receive goody bags with not only educational tools to learn about healhty nutrition, but also freebies and discounts for parents to explore with their children that encourage year-round enjoyment in physical activity.
The organizers of the Salt Lake City Marathon enthusiastically support physical education programs and organized activities in Utah that promote and maintain healthy lifestyles. Such programs are in great need, as evidenced by startling statistics from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that over three times as many children today are overweight as were in 1980.
Registration Opens September 10, 2013!
To promote the setting and achievement of goals, to help fight childhood obesity by teaching good habits and fundamentals that are part of a healthy lifestyle, and to build the self-esteem of children by providing a basis for a lifetime of health and fitness.
To achieve this, the Kid’s Marathon will assist and support parents, teachers, instructors and others who influence a child’s behavior and activity, in order to help our youth make smart and healthy choices by providing positive experiences at a critical age.
Kid’s Marathon 1K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 10:45 am (warm-up & stretching starts at 10:30 am)
How much is the Kids Marathon?
Location: The Main Stage/Awards Stage at the finish line area.
What should my child wear?
Don't forget to wear your official SLC Kids Marathon shirt and come early to take part in all of the day's festivities!
What do my children get at the Finish line?
All children participating in the 1K will receive a special finisher's medal just for kids!
Where do I find finish times for my child?
There will not be an official finish time offered, as the event focuses on participation rather than competition.
Can I accompany my child?
The Kids Marathon is for kids only.
Are strollers or other wheeled items allowed on the course?
For the safety of all participants and due to the narrowed finish chute used to keep your children safe, we prohibit strollers or other wheeled items (i.e. carts, wagons, roller skates, etc.) on the Kids Marathon course.
PLEASE NOTE: While we are glad to provide a fun and healthy event, please help us keep your children safe! Please do not drop off/leave your child unattended at the Start or Finish areas.
Race Bibs, T-shirt, and goody bag for all registered children can be picked up at the Quality of Life Expo.