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Marathon Kids

Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their progress on a journey to complete four marathons, or 104.8 miles, over the course of their running club season. They run, or walk, one lap at a time, one day at a time, and before they know it, they've gone farther than they ever dreamed possible.

Kids participating in Marathon Kids learn how to fuel their bodies so they can run faster, better, longer. And, for a little extra motivation, they earn fun Nike rewards at milestones along the way.

With Marathon Kids' out-of-box programming, you can start a run club anywhere—home, school, neighborhood, out-of-school-time organization, or camp. We provide parents and coaches with all the training, rewards, tools, and resources they need to get kids moving towards their next marathon milestone.

We take our mission seriously. Research shows that when kids participate in Marathon Kids, they have a much better chance of getting enough daily physical activity. That's good news for their bodies and their minds. Active kids do better in every way. They are happier, healthier, and more likely to succeed in school and in life.

We have fun. Our participant rewards are the best around—kids love them and feel even more motivated to reach their goals. But more than anything, our Marathon Kids love running because it's exciting. Running means speed and freedom, healthy competition, and accomplishment. Our program teaches kids the joy in running a distance that plenty of people think is impossible.

We're here to help. At Marathon Kids, our focus is squarely on the coach, helping you develop skills to spark positive, long-lasting change. Anyone can get started and become a coach as long as you are committed to your kids and community.

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