Step 1: Register. Choose the kids marathon or 1-mile fun run.
Step 2: Consider fundraising and supporting the kids of St. Jude. While fundraising is optional for kids marathon and 1-mile fun run participants, all registrants will recieve personalized tools to make fundraising simple, and can earn great prizes. This is a great opportunity to teach the value of giving back.
Step 3: Download our weekly training plans, official mileage tracker, and acts of kindness checklist. Our plans guide your child through all but one mile of a full marathon (26.2 miles) at their own pace while completing acts of kindness along the way.
Step 4: Complete your miles and acts of kindness prior to race day, Sat., Dec. 5.
Step 5: Download your colorable race number for race day. Personalize your own race number with favorite colors, designs and add your name!
Step 6: Join us on race day, Sat., Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m. CST virtually. We will have a start line experience and countdown to start time. You will participate virtually in your neighborhood, local park, etc., but we want to join you in your experience!
Step 7: Share your accomplishments. Show us your selfies and your running journey using #StJudeHeroes and #RunForStJude, then celebrate by wearing your race shirt and finisher medal.
Step 8: Download your editable finisher certificate.
Kids also have the chance to give back — your child can accept donations on behalf of St. Jude using our donation tracking form (available soon). What a great way to teach the importance of both health and helping others!