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SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PRESENTED BY THE ADVOCATE

Schools are encouraged to incorporate The Louisiana Kids Marathon as a part of their health and fitness initiatives as well as a fund raising effort. Schools can encourage kids runners to sign up for the 1.2 mile fun run or kids 5K or use a multi-week race program filled with performance tracking tools and educational tools provided by the Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee. Schools with the most students will receive a cash prize for physical education equipment.

  • Most Kids, 1st Place = $500
  • Most Kids, 2nd Place = $250
  • Most % of Student Body, 1st Place = $500
  • Most % of Student Body, 2nd Place = $250

The Louisiana Kids Marathon mission: 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 


PROGRAMS

Our kids race programs are fun for the family and challenging enough to instill a sense 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 is a 1.2 Mile Race for ages 12 and under. Our running program is designed to give kids a platform to accomplish a physical fitness goal by running a marathon distance (26.2 miles) over a nine-week period.

The end result, hopefully, is a more confident, active kid who has a new or re-energized love of running and being active.  The kids run 25 miles in the nine weeks leading up to the race and run the final 1.2 miles on race day to complete their marathon distance.

  • Nine-Week Program
  • Four-Week Program

Children do not have to complete the whole program to run on January 14th.  Our goal is to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.


HOW TO REGISTER

There are several options to registration:
(1) Mail to: 721 Government Street, Suite 103 Box 295, Baton Rouge, LA  70802

(2) Drop off your sign up form with check addressed to “The Louisiana Marathon” for $25 to your school’s administration office

(3) Sign up your kid via the online registration engine and select your school in the drop down menu.
Register Online: Get Me Registered Online>>

*Teachers and faculty with be given discount codes for race entries for participating schools. For addition information or special requests, contact Catharine McKay, our Kids Marathon Event Director: kids@thelouisianamarathon.com

TOP 10 SCHOOLS

Check out the current ranking of schools with the most kids registered.

1. Baton Rouge FLAIM – 100
2. St. James Episcopal Day School – 88
3. Catholic of Pointe Coupee – 44
4. St. George – 38
5. Our Lady of Mercy – 27
6. Trinity Episcopal Day School  – 26
7. University Lab School – 23
8. St. Aloysius – 20
9. St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School – 19
10. Sacred Heart of Jesus – 17

Updated 1-24-17.  If your school is not on our master list on the registration engine, please contact kids@thelouisianamarathon.com

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SIGN UP A SCHOOL OR GROUP

To receive more information about registering a school or group, fill out the form below.
  • Give use your the name of your school or group.
  • Give use your name -- parent, guardian.
  • Give use your name -- parent, guardian.
  • Give us your email address.

INCENTIVES

  • Most Kids, 1st Place = $500
  • Most Kids, 2nd Place = $250
  • Most % of Student Body, 1st Place = $500
  • Most % of Student Body, 2nd Place = $250

LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PARTNERS

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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.

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.


QUESTIONS?

For addition information or special requests, contact Catharine McKay, our Kids Marathon Event Director: kids@thelouisianamarathon.com

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