Saturday April 12, 2014!
Start and Finish at Ford Park in Dearborn - 500 Monroe St, Dearborn
START TIMES (If you are with a group, please ask your leader for your start time assignment)
Michigan's obesity rate is on the rise and we need your help! Right now, "The Mitten" is one of the most obese states in the nation. Help us "Get the Mit Fit" by starting up a local youth running/walking group to train for the Martian Kids' Marathon!
In 2014 over 2500 children will be lining up at the Kids' Martian Marathon starting line to reward themselves for the training they committed to in the weeks prior to the race! School Running Clubs, lunch mileage clubs, soccer teams, boy/girl scout groups all train together to log 25 miles and then head to Dearborn to finish the last 1.2! After the kids complete the Kids' Martian Marathon in Dearborn they are awarded the same medal that the adult marathoners are receiving that day! Don't belong to a group training club? NO PROBLEM! You can train with your family and sign up on your own!
Parents, teachers, youth group leaders, adult running clubs...please consider sharing your love of physical fitness with the youth of Michigan! No experience necessary! For as little as 30 minutes a week you could help guide kids in the right direction and help them stay motivated while they follow a training plan. Use one provided on the website, or make up your own! Click here to get started!
You run 25 miles between now and April 12th! On April 12th you line up in front of thousands of people who will see you run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon adventure!
You will receive a finisher’s shirt, the same marathon finisher’s medal given to all! Start logging your miles today and we'll see you on Earth on April 12th!