The 11th Annual Five Points Kids Marathon Gainesville will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017. We hope to see this event continue to grow in our community, bringing the challenges and rewards of fitness to children from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  The Kids Marathon series has expanded to ten cities and reached over 4,000 children in 2016.  We look forward to continuing the growth of the Kids Marathon and creating the “Donation Generation.”

What is the Kids Marathon?

This is an extension of the Five Points of Life Marathon which is on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to accomplish the goal of running an entire 26.2 miles, just like marathoners! The difference is that the kids will be running and training the distance between now and race day. They will complete the final 1.2 mile run on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Eligibility

Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible. Kids must register and have completed 25 miles prior to Saturday, February 25.

Registration

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Click here to register online or click here to download a paper registration form. It will be FREE to register before January 23, $5 before February 24, and $10 after February 24.

Log Sheets

Click here to download a 2017 Kids Marathon Gainesville log sheet.

Packet Pickup

Registrants will pick up packets on Friday, February 24 at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at 4039 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32607 between 4 and 7 p.m. Packets can also be picked up at the finish area on race day beginning at 8 a.m. Race day registration will be accepted.

Race Day

Participants need to arrive at the start line in between Southwest Rec Center and the sand volleyball courts on the University of Florida Campus at 9 a.m., on February 25, with their race numbers on. The race will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Course Map

Click here to view the course map for the 2017 Gainesville Kids Marathon.

Parents

Only one parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany each participant on the 1.2 mile run. Other family members and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on the participants during the run. Parents should not register to run. Only the kids will need to register in order to receive a t-shirt, race bib, and finishers medal.

Teachers

We have created a certificate of achievement for you to fill out and give to those children that have completed any mileage for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon.

Sponsorships are currently available. Contact Chelsea Maxwell at cvmaxwell@lifesouth.orgor 352.224.1611 for more information.