The Kids Marathon running/walking program designed for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of 13 weeks. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments between September 2013 through December 13, 2013 to qualify for race day participation. There are NO official winners, but the event will be timed so your child can chart their progress from the beginning of their training in September until race day. Our goal is to get kids healthy and active.
Registration Fee $10
Registration will Open on September 1, 2013
-Each child will receive a special Rocket City Kids Marathon Shirt
-Each Child will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
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All registered participants will be receiving a training log to track their mileage starting on September 18th . You will have to register prior to receiving the training log. This training is an honest based system where the children will be running at home, school, etc. Parents, guardians, and physical education teachers will be able to sign off on the kid’s training log. The idea behind the program is to just get kids moving while having fun!
Kick Off Information:
The Rocket City Kids Marathon will be kicking off on September 19th! Your children are welcome to participate in Huntsville Hospital’s 1 Mile Autumn Chase to earn their first mile!
Date and Time: September 19th at 3:30 PM
Location: Huntsville Jaycees Building
Online Registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2013/1386/huntsville-hospitals-2013-fun-run
Packet Pickup Information:
Date and Time: Friday, December 13th from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Azalea Room at the Holiday Inn
401 Williams Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35801
Race Day Information:
Race Day Packet Pickup:6:30 AM- 8:00 AM
Date and Time: Saturday, December 14th, at a time TBD. (Coming soon!)
Start Location: Official Rocket City Marathon starting line in front of the Holiday Inn
401 Williams Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35801
Finish Line Location: Official Rocket City Marathon finish line behind the Holiday Inn
Final Race Instructions:
During the week of the race, registered participants will receive final instructions via email regarding all of the race day details such as how and where you will be reunited with your children after the race. Kids will receive a shirt within their packets and a medal upon the completion of the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Due to safety reasons, only registered participants will be able to participate in the run.
Mile Check Point Raffle
Every month, visit Monaco Pictures to enter your name into a raffle for a chance to win FREE movie tickets for all of your hard work! Twenty-five 2 ticket packs will be given out at each monthly drawing! The deadline to enter each drawing is 12PM on each announcement date. Simply show your training log to a guest service representative and they will enter you into the raffle.
- Enter into a raffle for FREE movie tickets at Monaco Pictures if you have completed at least 25% of the 25.2 miles by Thursday, October 17th. Winners will be announced on October 17th.
- Enter into a raffle for FREE movie tickets at Monaco Pictures if you have completed at least 50% of the 25.2 miles by Thursday, November 14th. Winners will be announced on November 14th.
- Enter into a raffle for FREE movie tickets at Monaco Pictures if you have completed at least 75% of the 25.2 miles by Thursday, December 5th. Winners will be announced on December 5th.
Monaco 1 Mile Fun run
Have fun earning 1 mile of your marathon distance at the Monaco Pictures! All kids are welcome to stay and enjoy a free movie directly following the fun run.
-Date and Time: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8AM
-Location: Monaco Cinemas in Bridge Street Town Center
370 The Bridge Street, NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
- All participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win Monaco Cinema movie
tickets. Five family 4 packs and 1 Grand Birthday Package will be given out at the raffle! The Grand Birthday Package includes the winner and their eight closest friends to free movie tickets, popcorn, and a private birthday room for one evening!
-Register for the fun run at Monaco Pictures lobby on November 2nd from 7:15-7:50 or come into Fleet Feet or Monaco Pictures to pre-register starting October 1st. There is no registration fee, no official winners, and no official timing. Just having fun with friends!
Grand Prize Drawing
-All participants will be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle for a chance to win a year supply of movie tickets for a family of four to the Monaco Pictures! (Four tickets each month for a year!) Winner will be announced on race day!
For more information and sponsorship information please contact Jill@Fleetfeethuntsville.com