Kids Marathon start time 9am at Memorial Park in Payson

Packet pick up starts @7:30am

Students at Meadow Brook, Rees, Sierra Bonita and Maple Ridge will have packets sent home from school the week of the race

Race Celebration and after party 9:30-11:30am
The school with the most participants will be awarded a trophy at the awards ceremony

The purpose of the kids marathon program is to teach students the benefits of an active lifestyle, help students incorporate fitness into their daily/weekly routine, teach students about goal setting, and have students feel a sense of accomplishment as they complete the marathon distance (26.2 miles) and receive a finisher medal.

  • In January 2018 the school will hold a “kick off” assembly.  Students will learn the purposes of the marathon program as stated above.
  • From January until May 11, students will track their mileage at school.  Teachers will create a running plan that works best with their class schedule.  Students can run daily or a couple of times per week.  One lap around the exterior of most schools is ¼ mile. 100 laps equals 25 miles.  
  • On May 12, 2018 students will come together at Memorial Park in Payson to complete the final 1.2 miles of the marathon distance.  Each student will receive a marathon finisher medal.  The final 1.2 mile run is part of the Payson Canyon Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Marathon.  
  • Students must register for the final event to receive a finisher medal.  The cost is $15 for the Kids Marathon.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the registration fee for students who cannot afford to pay.
  • A trophy will be awarded to the school with the most participants at the final event.
  • A portion of the proceeds from this race will go to the Nebo Foundation.

If we aren’t at your school, send us an invite for Kids Marathon program at: paysoncanyonhalf@gmail.com

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