ABOUT THE KIDS MARATHON
RUN RACE DAY
Kids of all ages can run the 1.2 mile Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon. Its a great way to challenge your little ones and instill or cultivate confidence. Its a great way to celebrate a healthy life style on the Gulf Coast.
Families who run together, are happy together. Run as an individual or register with your school or kids club. Show up race day or participate in a multi-week race program.
RUN WITH YOUR SCHOOL FOR A CHANCE TO WIN CASH PRIZES
The more runners, the more chances to win cash prizes for your school. Area schools are managing multi-week running or activity programs adding up to 25 miles before running the final 1.2 miles on race day. The grand total is 26.2 miles, the same as the marathon distance.
Don’t forget to select your school when you register to contribute to your team’s success.
THE STUFF KIDS GET
Not only do kid runners get the chance to start and finish in front of crowds, in a similar way as the grown ups run on Sunday; but they also receive the following premiums:
- Participant Shirt
- Kids Bib
- Finisher Medal
- Post-Race Party
- Access to the Kids Zone
- Tastes of Food and Beverages
- Free GAMEFACE pics
AFTER THE RACE
After the Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon, runners can enjoy a kids zone filled with inflatables, games and activities that all kids, and the kid in all of us, appreciate. Live performance and local foods will be provided as well at the Saturday Finish Festival – open to the public and fun for all.
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HOW THE KIDS MARATHON WORKS
#1 • SIGN UP TO RUN AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR WITH OUR SCHOOL/CLUB
#2 • PICK UP YOUR RACE PACKET AT THE EXPO
#3 • SHOW UP AND RUN 1.2 MILES ON RACE-DAY
#4 • TALK UP THE RACE AND SHARE YOUR FREE PHOTOS FROM GAMEFACE
FAST FACTS • RUN 1.2 MILES ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
- December 9, 2017
- 9:30 am after the Mississippi Gulf Coast 5K
LOCATION OF THE START & FINISH LINE, POST-RACE PARTY & KIDS ZONE:
- Casket Park • 120-198 Cadet St., Biloxi, MS 39530
- Across from the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum • 115 1st Street Biloxi, MS 39530
- GAMEFACE is providing free photos of the kids marathon.
KIDS ACTIVITY BOOK
Download and print PDF pages of our Kids Marathon Race Program Activity Book. Enjoy games, puzzles, and lexicons that our krewe pulled together for little and big kids. It’s a great way for everyone to have fun preparing for race day. More>>
A printed copy of the activity book may be available race week at the expo. We will keep you posted.
WANT MORE? TRY AN EXTENDED MULTI-WEEK RACE PROGRAM
Everyone runs on Race Day. But if you are interested in more than the 1.2 mile race day fun run, we also offer families, schools and kids organizations multi-week race programs that add up to 26.2 miles.
The following weekly race programs total 25 miles and the final homestretch – a 1.2 mile fun run – is held on race day for a total of 26.2. In addition to running, kids are encouraged to track 30 minutes of activity to supplement a mile. Track performance and make running a part of your kid’s active lifestyle. More >>
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL OR GROUP
THE MORE KIDS WHO RUN, THE MORE CHANCES FOR CASH AWARDS
Schools are encouraged to incorporate 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast 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
SPONSOR A KID
Our friends at the Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs are not only leading the charge with the kids marathon, but they are also identifying families who could really benefit from having their kids sponsored.
Help these incredible women on the coast ensure that as many kids as possible run on race day and experience the joys of an active lifestyle.
Your donation to the Sponsor-A-Kid program will add to the funds the Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs is dontating – in addition to their volunteer efforts – to ensure that kids of all ages from around the Gulf Coast get to run on race day and throughout any of our multi-week race programs. #RunKidsRun
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Junior Auxiliary of
Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon Partners
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