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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Start time coming soon.

The St. Jude Memphis Kids Marathon is a great way for kids 11 and under to participate in the marathon weekend! Your child can run 12.1 or 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day, and then run the final mile of their full or half marathon with a grown-up during the St. Jude Memphis Family Fun Run.

  1. Children 11 years old or younger as of race day can participate.

    Your child must be accompanied by an adult during the race. Parents are entirely responsible for their children and family members. Strollers and baby joggers are allowed; however, for safety reasons, we ask that you start in the back of the pack, regardless of whether you are walking or running.

  2. Your child will complete all but one mile of a full (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles) at their own pace. Keep track of their progress using our official mileage tracker. You can also keep track of the donations your child gathers with our donation tracking form.

    Before race day

    Step 1 - Parents register all participating family members.

    Step 2 - Download the training plans (eight- and 12-week options) and official mileage tracker.

    Step 3 - Kids follow their training plan and run or walk 12.1 or 25.2 miles before race day. They can track their progress with the mileage tracker, which their parents will sign.

    Step 4 - A parent/guardian submits the completed official mileage tracker, along with the donation tracking form and any donations, at packet pickup during the pre-race expo to receive the child's certificate of completion.

    On race day

    Your child will run or walk the final mile with you (or a specified guardian of legal age) as part of the St. Jude Memphis Family Fun Run.

  3. Register for the St. Jude Memphis Kids Marathon, and you'll automatically be a St. Jude Hero (no fundraising minimum required). What a great opportunity to teach your children the importance of health and helping others.

    Within 48 hours of registering, we'll email you information on how to set up your personal fundraising website.

  4. St. Jude Memphis Kids Marathon participants can pick up their race packets at the expo. Your packet will include:

    • official T-shirt
    • race number (required on race day)
    • goodie bag

    After finishing the race, participants will receive a finisher meal.

  5. Immediately following the St. Jude Memphis Family Fun Run and Kids Marathon, the Fogelman YMCA will host the official post-race celebration featuring games, a moon bounce, food and more. We'll have lots of mascots there to help celebrate your victory!