Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to make the 5th annual Missoula Kids Marathon such a great event. We couldn't do it without you!!! Pictures will be posted soon!
Special thanks to Anders Brooker, Run Wild Missoula and the Missoula Marathon for supporting this great kids' event.
We are already looking forward to next year!
The Missoula Kids Marathon committee:
Wendy Melvin, Kathy Devlin, Vicky Mix, Keri Grasky, Angela Opitz, Tiffany Hobbs, Kathy Flamond
FINISH A MARATHON KID STYLE!
Finishing a marathon is child's play with the MISSOULA KIDS MARATHON- a logging marathon and a one-mile fun run for children in grades K-6. This non-competitive, non-timed event is about having fun and making it to the finish line.
Participants can become full marathon finishers by completing a 25 mile training program prior to July 8 and then they can run, walk or jog the 1.2 mile course on race day. Every child is a winner and will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag, and colorful medal-- just for finishing!
HOW TO LOG YOUR MILES: Participating schools will have running clubs to help you log miles. You
can walk, swim, hike, and of course, run! If
you are playing a sport, have your coach fill out "mile tickets" for you
for any miles you walk, run or swim in your sport. Joining Missoula Youth Track Club in the spring is a great way to join to log miles as well. Click here to download your running log.
ACTIVE 6: Missoula area 6th graders registered in Active 6 with the Missoula YMCA can register for the Missoula Kids Marathon for free!
Photo by Neil Chaput de Saintonge.
The BIG 3: All kids K-6 who participate in both the Run for the Trees and the Missoula YMCA Riverbank Run can register for the Missoula Kids Marathon for free! Provide proof of participation in both races (race # or registration receipt) and sign up free!! Receive an awesome hat and prizes!
A great way to log miles for the MKM is to run the Missoula YMCA Riverbank Run!
Ten Things to do with kids while in Missoula for the Marathon
1. Missoula Children's Museum
2. Spectrum UM
3. Carousel for Missoula
5. Splash Montana
6. Hike the M Trail
7. Smokejumper Center at the airport
8. Farmers Market
9. Fish at McCormick Park
10. Visit our area parks and splash decks
Jul 29: Tuesday Track
Jul 30: Beer Run: Silver Dollar
Aug 02: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Aug 05: Tuesday Track
Aug 09: BOP Social Run/Walk
Aug 09: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Aug 12: Tuesday Track
Aug 14: Intermediate Trail Running Class
Aug 16: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Aug 19: Tuesday Track
Aug 23: Saturday Breakfast Club Runs
Aug 24: River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk