Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Montgomery

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The Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers are excited to invite you to be a part of the 9th annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Montgomery on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 9AM at the James W. Wilson, Jr YMCA, 1445 New Park Dr, Montgomery, AL 36117.

What is the Kids Marathon?

The Kids Marathon started in 2007 as part of the Five Points of Life Race Weekend held annually in Gainesville, Florida, each February.  The Five Points of Life Kids Marathon series has expanded to ten cities and reached over 4,000 children anually.  The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to run or walk an entire 26.2 miles, just like marathoners.

Eligibility

To participate, kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, complete 25 miles, one at a time, during the months prior to the marathon, logging each mile on the log sheet. To finish the full marathon kids will run the last 1.2 miles on March 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. All participants will receive a Kids Marathon Montgomery race packet, race number (must be worn on race day), t-shirt and finishers medal. Kids must be registered in order to participate.

Packet Pickup

Registrants may pick up their packet (includes T-shirt and race number) on Friday, March 1 at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers (4139 Carmichael Road., Montgomery, AL 36106) from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Packets are also available for pick up starting at 8:00 a.m. on race day at James W. Wilson, Jr. YMCA.  Some packets may be distributed at schools through PE teachers.

Race Day

Participants need to arrive at the start line (James W. Wilson, Jr. YMCA, 1445 Wilson Park Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117) by 8:45 a.m., on March 2, with their race numbers on. The race will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Note: Parking is limited. If possible, please carpool.

Course Map

Click here for a course map for the Kids Marathon Montgomery.

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 finisher’s 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. Download the certificate by clicking the following link: Kids Marathon Certificate.

Sponsors

Sponsorship’s are available now. For more information contact Melinda Hinds (334.260.0803/ mahinds@lifesouth.org ) or Ricky Quintana (352-224-1616 or rquintana@lifesouth.org)

 

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