August 19, 2013
Subway Kids Marathon Opens Registration
Elementary Kids Able to Run 25 Miles Leading up to Pensacola Marathon on November 10, 2013
What’s an eight-week marathon? It’s a special kid’s marathon for children ages 5-12 in which participants can run, walk, or wheel-chair 25 miles over eight weeks at school or home, and ending with a final 1.2-mile run following the Pensacola Marathon on November 10, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Upon completion, the young athletes will have ran, walked, or wheel-chaired a full 26.2 mile marathon.
Registration for the Subway Kids Marathon is now open by visiting www.subwaykidsmarathon.com or by contacting your child’s PE teacher, track coach or running club.
New this year is an interactive training log website which is geared to youth runners. As the participant completes his/her next milestone, it shows their progress on a fun log and awards them with coupons and tips along the way. Additionally, every local Subway store in the Pensacola / Mobile area is encouraged to “adopt” a youth running club or track team to provide additional incentives including shirts, discounts, and free food for the head coaches. Running clubs and teams are encouraged to contact their local Subway for more information.
Major sponsors include Subway, Running Wild, Sacred Heart Sports Care, and the Pensacola Sports Association. Each participant will receive:
- Pensacola KIDS MARATHON T-shirt
- Pensacola KIDS MARATHON medallion
- Official race number
- Training materials
- Official mileage log
- SUBWAY® and other refreshments at the Pensacola Marathon finish line
Participants will have eight weeks to compete 25 miles in half or one mile increments. The final 1.2 miles will be run the day of the Pensacola Marathon – Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. – in which every child will run through the Pensacola Marathon finish line structure and will be awarded their finishers medal.
This program is supported by the Escambia (FL) and Santa Rosa county school districts and offers young students ages 5 to 12, their families, and schools a great opportunity to promote physical activity and good nutrition.
Schools and Running Clubs in Southwest Alabama are also encouraged to participate and should contact their local Subway Restaurant to discuss support from Subway for their Kids Marathon entries.