Schools and Groups

SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST KIDS MARATHON

Schools are encouraged to incorporate the Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon Race Program in their health and fitness initiatives as well as fund raising efforts.

Schools can encourage kids and their families 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

The Mississippi Gulf Coast 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.

 


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 Mississippi Gulf Coast 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.

HOW THE EXTENDED RACE PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL WORK

The kids run 25 miles in an extended multi-week race program that best matches their skillets leading up to race-day. Then they run the final 1.2 miles stretch on race-day to complete their marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Multi-week program available:

  • 9-Week Program
  • 8-Week Program
  • 7-Week Program
  • 6-Week Program
  • 5-Week Program
  • 4-Week Program

 

HOW THE ONE-DAY RACE WORKS FOR SCHOOL WORK

REMEBER… Children do not have to complete the whole program to run on January 17th.  Our goal is to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.


HOW TO REGISTER

There are several options to registration:
(1) Sign up your kid via the online registration engine and select your school in the drop down menu.
Register Online: Get Me Registered Online>>

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

(3) eMail: info@mississippigulfcoastmarathon.com for mailing info or for having your child sponsored by Junior Auxiliary

*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: info@mississippigulfcoastmarathon.com

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TOP 10 SCHOOLS

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Last Updated on __/ __/ ____ .  If your school is not on our master list on the registration engine, pls contact kids@mississippigulfcoastmarathon.com


PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Biloxi High School
D’Iberville Elementary
D’Iberville Middle School
D’iberville High School
Gorenflo Elementary
Jeff Davis Elementary
Nativity of BVM Elementary
North Bay Elementary

North Woolmarket Elementary and Middle School
Our Lady of Fatima School
Popps Ferry Elementary
St. Patrick
Wool Market Elementary
Magnolia Park Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Pecan Park Elementary

Ocean Springs Upper Elementary
Ocean Springs Middle School
Ocean Springs High School
St. Alphonsus Catholic
Sacred Heart Catholic
St. Martin East Elementary
St. Martin North Elementary

St. Martin Upper Elementary
St. Martin Middle School
St. Martin High School
Vancleave Lower Elementary
Vancleave Upper Elementary
Vancleave Middle School
Vancleave High School


Mississippi Gulf Coast Kids Marathon Partners

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Questions?

For addition information or special requests, contact our Kids Marathon Event Director: info@msgulfcoastmarathon.com

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