THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON

REGISTER FOR THE MULTI-WEEK, 26.2 MILE PROGRAM


The Louisiana Kids Marathon has partnered up with The Advocate — the leading daily paper in the state and a partner in state-wide efforts to inspire healthy lifestyles — to produce the kids marathon race programs, officially known as The Louisiana Kids Marathon presented by The Advocate.

Our kids race programs are fun for the family and challenging enough to instill a since of real accomplishment when the finishing medals are awarded. By participating in an extended program, the conversation will be about running, techniques, schedules, food and recovery. Learning about these aspects of the sport will set a foundation for running for years to come.

The Louisiana Kids Marathon mission: Instill healthy lifestyle activities in our kids at an early age, and they will enjoy healthier living later in life. Getting regular exercise is an important component in reaching a healthy lifestyle, one which is properly incorporated into our motto: RUN+EAT+DANCE+LAUGH 

REGISTER FOR RACE DAY
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ONLINE TRAINING TRACKER
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OTHER RESOURCES:

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FAST FACTS

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Start Time: 9:30 AM
or immediately after The Louisiana 5K presented by The Advocate
(No earlier than 9:30 AM)

Start/Finish Location:
Louisiana State Museum
Downtown Baton Rouge
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


AGES

The races will run simultaneously, contingent on participation and weather. For the 1.2-mile race, kids 6 & under to 12 years of age can participate. For the .5-mile race, kids 4 & under to 12 years of age can toe the line. There will be start waves of different age groups for both races.


HOW-TO FOR PARENTS

FIRST // SIGN UP: Register your child for The Louisiana Kids Marathon on the registration page of the website or email info@thelouisianamarathon.com to get a paper entry e-mailed to you.

SECOND // RUN UP: Use the race program schedule below to follow and log your running. Find a safe place for your child to train. Walk, run or roll (if your child is in a wheelchair) at least 25.0 miles before race day. Remember, write down your child’s mileage each week.

Please understand that a race log is for your own benefit, and it is not a prerequisite to participate on January 18th.

THIRD // FINISH UP: – Bring your child to the start line of  The Louisiana Kids Marathon on Saturday, January 18, 2014.


The Advocate Kids Marathon Race Program

Use these sample 9-week or 4-week programs to manage your own race program for FREE. We will have a downloadable book to track performance and to explore race related activities for kids of all ages.  Online sites for tracking are being explored and will be announced in August.

PROGRAMS

There are 9- and 4-week race programs are free: the final leg on race-day must be purchased. Kids log their miles and on race-day they will complete the last 1.2 Miles or .5 Miles. Once across the finish line, they receive their own The Advocate Kids Marathon finishing medal.

Children do not have to complete the whole program to run on January 18th. Our goal is to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. Even if you hear about the kids run at the last minute, come on out, we’d love to see you!

9- WEEK 25 MILE TRAINING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
BEFORE 1.2 MILE RACE DAY HOMESTRETCH

Week Date Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Total
1 11/18 – 11/24 .5 OFF .5 .5 OFF .5 OFF 2
2 11/25 – 12/1 .5 .5 .5 .5 OFF .5 OFF 2.5
3 12/2 – 12/8 .5 .5 .5 .5 OFF .5 OFF 2.5
4 12/9 – 12/15 .5 .75 .5 .75 OFF .5 OFF 3
5 12/16 – 12/22 .5 .75 .5 .75 OFF .75 OFF 3.25
6 12/23 – 12/29 .5 .75 .5 .75 OFF 1 OFF 3.5
7 12/30 – 1/5 .5 .75 .5 .75 OFF 1 OFF 3.5
8 1/6 – 1/12 .5 .75 .5 .75 OFF 1 OFF 3.5
9 1/13 – 1/18 .5 .5 .25 OFF OFF 1.2 2.45
26.2

4-WEEK 25 MILE TRAINING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
BEFORE 1.2 MILE RACE-DAY HOMESTRETCH

Week Date Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Total
1 12/23 – 12/29 1 1.25 1 1.25 OFF 1 OFF 5.5
2 12/30 – 1/5 1 1.25 1 1.5 OFF 1 2 7.75
3 1/6 – 1/12 1.5 1.75 1 .75 .75 2 OFF 7.75
4 1/13 – 1/18 1 1.5 1 .5 OFF 1.2 5.2
26.2

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REGISTERED KIDS MARATHON PREMIUMS

Participants in The Louisiana Kids Marathon receive the following:

  • A Race Bib
  • A unique finisher’s kids medal 
  • A participant tech tee, with kid’s sizing
  • The Louisiana Marathon e-Newsletter with Special Sponsor Offers
  • Access to the Saturday’s Finish Festival
  • Race photos available to purchase by www.sportphoto.com
  • A Virtual Runner Goodie Bag

PACKET PICK UP AT THE EXPO 

On Friday, January 16, 2015, and on race-day morning, Saturday, January 17th, parents can register or pick up race packets for their kids to participate in the event. That being said, we strongly advise you to pre-register for the event since we may be forced to post a sell-out as the event was extremely successful and awareness efforts have been high this year.

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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.


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.

An Acadiana edition with news pertaining to Lafayette and the parishes of Acadiana is published daily except Sunday. In 2012, a New Orleans edition was started and is published daily. An Ascension section and Livingston-Tangipahoa section is published each Thursday with news on the faces and places in those areas.

Dathel and John Georges purchased The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily print newspaper on April 30, 2013. The Advocate, based in Baton Rouge and first published as a weekly in 1842, has an average daily circulation of 100,000 and serves Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding communities in South Louisiana.

Today’s Advocate traces it publishing history back to The Democratic Advocate, a newspaper founded in 1842 with an agenda of defeating the local candidates of the rival Whig political party. The newspaper scene was in constant flux during the period of the Civil War, with newspapers and editors in transition. The Louisiana Capitolian appeared in 1868 and soon merged with the renamed Weekly Advocate. By 1889 The Advocate was being published daily, and in 1904 a new owner, William Hamilton, renamed it The Baton Rouge Times, and the paper became The State-Times. The newly formed Capital City Press owned by Charles P. Manship, Sr. and James Edmonds purchased the State-Times in 1909. The business was owned and operated by the Manship family until the sale in 2013 where at the time, David C. Manship was the Publisher/COO.

The State-Times, an afternoon publication with emphasis on local news, was published until October 1991. Capital City Press created The Morning Advocate in 1925 to provide a growing population with an early edition of the news provided by the local reporting staff and wire services, a vital source of local, national and international information in those days prior to radio and television. The new publication was an immediate success, enjoying a wide circulation in the towns and rural communities surrounding Baton Rouge. Women played major roles on the editorial staff during and after World War II. They got their main chance during the war, when they showed up so well that Publisher Charles P. Manship, 40, managed to keep them on the staff. Capital City Press operated on Florida Street in Baton Rouge until 1953 when it moved to a new location at 525 Lafayette Street. In the fall of 2005 Capital City Press moved their administrative offices to its present location, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd. In 2006 the production facility at 6700 Bluebonnet was replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility at 10715 Reiger Road. The facility is equipped with MANRoland offset presses and a 48-inch web.

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.

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QUESTIONS?

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