2024 Little Rockers Kids Marathon Registration Opens August 8
August 7, 2023
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Little Rock Marathon race officials today announced that registration for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon will open on August 8.
The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a family-friendly event to be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a project of Little Rock Parks & Recreation and is part of the Little Rock Marathon Weekend.
The mission of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon is to provide children in 1st through 6th grades the opportunity to enhance their physical activity while focusing on reaching a goal. Participants improve their fitness level by following a fun, simple running and/or walking program.
Since 2004, more than 87,000 children have logged an estimated 2.8 million miles in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Training Program. Over 30,000 children from every county in Arkansas and 27 different states have participated in the Final Mile at the Little Rockers Kids Marathon.
“Participants run or walk at least 25.2 miles at their own pace over an extended period of time,” said Rhonda Redmond, Little Rockers chair. “But Race Day is so special. The kids have been training for this last mile, and they are just so excited to cross the finish line on the actual Little Rock Marathon course. As each child crosses the finish line, they receive their official finisher’s medal. It’s just a special race.”
“We started this race in the hopes of motivating children to commit to a physical routine beyond the playground,” said Little Rock Marathon Executive Director Geneva Lamm. “We believe it shows them the overall benefits of achieving their goals, not only when they cross the finish line, but in life as well.”
Registration will be available online at www.littlerockmarathon.com. For more information and to register, visit www.littlerockmarathon.com.
About Little Rock Marathon
The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is to provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since its inception in 2003, more than $1.3 million has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo. With an estimated $3 million in local spending annually, more than 320,000 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, event, or free training program. This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.
About Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 63 developed parks and twelve undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres. In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors. Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks & Recreation please visit www.lrpr.org.