Pensacola Kids Marathon Registration Opens
Elementary Kids Able to Run 25 Miles Leading up to Pensacola Marathon on November 11, 2012
What’s an eight-week marathon? It’s a special kid’s marathon for Pensacola area children ages 5-12 that’s split into three segments— a one-mile kickoff on September 15 at the
University of West Florida, followed by 24 miles run, walk, or wheel-chair over the next eight weeks at school or home, and ending with a final 1.2-mile run following the Pensacola Marathon on November 11, 2012 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 5th Annual Pensacola Kids Marathon is now open by visiting www.marathonpensacola.com or by contacting your child’s PE teacher or track coach. 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 and Kick-Off event
Participants will be able to log their first mile on their training log on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at the University of West Florida track for the Kids Marathon Kick-Off. They will then have eight weeks to compete the remaining 24 miles in half or one mile increments. The final 1.2 miles will be ran the day of the Pensacola Marathon – Sunday, Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. – in which every child will run through the 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.
Registration information is available at local SUBWAY® restaurants, Running Wild, and the Pensacola Sports Association or online at www.marathonpensacola.com. For information go online or call the Pensacola Sports Association at 434-2800.