ENJOY 1.2 MILES OF FUN, THEN GAMES
KIDS MARATHON FAST FACTS
- Race Date: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
- Start Time: 10:15am (CST) or immediately after The Louisiana 5K and Quarter Marathon (No earlier than 10:00am)
- Start: N. 3rd. & North St.
- Finish Location: Louisiana State Museum, 660 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
- Finish Festival: For GPS use 900 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
ABOUT THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON
Looking for an exciting way to get the whole family active? Join us January 14th for the annual Louisiana Kids Marathon!
The Louisiana Kids Marathon mission is to instill running as a part of a healthy lifestyle in our kids at an early age. Getting regular exercise is an important component in reaching a healthy lifestyle, one which is properly incorporated into our motto: RUN+EAT+DANCE+LAUGH.
There are several ways for your little runners participate in the Louisiana Kids Marathon:
- 1.2 mile fun run (as an individual, or with their school)
- 5K (as an individual, or with their school)
- Get the whole family race-ready with our 9-week or 4-week running programs
Once they cross the finish line, each runner will receive their own The Louisiana Kids Marathon finishing medal.
After the race, join us at the Kids Zone to celebrate their accomplishments and have even more fun!
KIDS MARATHON AGES
For the kids 1.2-mile race, 12 and under can participate. There will be start waves of different age groups.
KIDS MARATHON PREMIUMS
Participants in The Louisiana Kids Marathon receive the following:
- Race bib, personalized with early sign up
- Unique finisher’s kids medal
- Participant tech T-shirt, with kid’s sizing
- Access to the Saturday’s Finish Festival
- Three (3) Taste Tour wristband-tickets for food & beverage
- Race photos available
- A Virtual Race Bag with Special Offers
KIDS MARATHON FAMILY RATES
As an incentive to get the whole family involved and active, we’re offering special discounts! If you would like a family discount, please email Kids Marathon Event Director Catharine McKay prior to registration to receive a discount code. We are offering the following discount for each family:
- Family of 3: 10% discount
- Family of 4-5: 15% discount
- Family of 6+: 20% discount
Contact Catharine McKay to sign up your family today at email@example.com.
Sponsor-A-Kid to run the Louisiana Kids Marathon presented by The Advocate and we do the rest. Donate $25 per kid-runner and we provide a kid runner in need of some #RunLove with a registration, personalized bib, participant shirt, finisher medal, a 3-taste wristband and access to the Saturday Finish Festival, complete with live entertainment. We will send you a picture of them crossing the finish line for the first time.
The Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee gives you or your organization the opportunity to do something special for local children who could benefit from your kindness. If you are interested in sponsoring a large group of kids or a school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS MARATHON PACKET PICK UP
Friday, January 13, 2017
275 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
See Times for The Expo >>
Saturday, January 14th
Register (if not sold out) or pick up race packets on race day. Packet pickup will close at 9:00 a.m.
Louisiana State Museum
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
That being said, we strongly advise you to pre-register, since a sell-out is probable. Register now >>
Have fun at the Kids Zone at the Finish Festival on Saturday and Sunday. This year your kids will have a BLAST exploring the truckload of physically challenging games and outdoor equipment provided by BREC on the GEAUX, having their faced painted and playing with games and toys provided by Academy Sports + Outdoor.
See more of the Kids Zone >>
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
The school with the most kids registered will receive a cash prize to help develop physical education programs. We have several race programs designed to assist families and school leaders keeps kids running, track performance and learn more about the sport.
Learn More about the School Challenge >>
TOP 10 SCHOOLS
Check out the 2016 current ranking of schools with the most kids registered.
1. St. James Episcopal Day School
2. St. Aloysius
3. Westdale Heights Academic Magnet
4. See 4-10 >>
WANT MORE? THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON OFFERS EXTENDED RACE PROGRAMS
TRACK PERFORMANCE WITH A 9-WEEK or 4-WEEK PROGRAM!
Sign up for the kids 1.2 Mile fun run or explore one of our race programs. We also offer families a 9-week and a 4-week race program that add up to 26.2 miles. Track performance and make running a part of your lifestyle. Learn more about Kids Marathon Extended Race Programs >>
KIDS 5K OPTION
Experienced runners are encouraged to participate in the 5K, use offer code KIDS5K for a $25 discount rate.
DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PAGES
Keep the kids entertained when they’re not physically preparing for the race. The Louisiana Marathon has put together some fun activities for kids to do that will engage their creative thinking abilities.
THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PARTNERS
PRESENTING PARTNER // THE ADVOCATE
THE ADVOCATE, a daily morning newspaper published by Capital City Press, and its journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana’s capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years.
With the new ownership, John Georges assumed the role of CEO and Publisher of The Advocate, beginning a new chapter in the paper’s history. John looks forward to continuing the tradition of leadership and appreciation for the people of Louisiana that his predecessors, the Manship family, helped to establish. The Georges family plans to continue to provide daily news via print and digital to readers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.
LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PARTNERS
Please visit our event photos page and see if you made it into the lime light. If you did, congratulations, and if not do not worry we’ll be releasing more non-official event photos all year long.
For addition information or special requests, contact Catharine McKay, our Kids Marathon Event Director: email@example.com