What is a Marathon?
In ancient Greece, Phidippedes ran from the plains of Marathon to Athens to report about the Persian War. that is where the marathon got its name. Thousands of years later, people still run, but now they do it for fun, for sport, and to stay fit. About half a million people run marathons every year. People who participate train a lot. Your body must be in good shape to run the 26.2 it takes to complete a full marathon.
Here is your chance to participate!
The MidSouth Kids Marathon is an event that will be held on the same day as the Midsouth Championship Marathon, but will have it's own start time following the MSCM start. Students who participate in running during the months of August, September, October and November will be able to finish the last 1.2 miles to complete a full marathon and cross the finish line! Every paid participant will receive a t-shirt. The first 125 paid participants will receive a finishers medal!!
Any student in Grades 2, 3, 4, or 5 is eligible to partcipate.
How it works:
1. Register: If you attend Wynne or Cross County Schools, please turn in your registration and waiver to your teacher. All other students can register online here. Registration Fee $15 Registration closes September 15th at 11:00 PM. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by September 15th. No event day registration!
Click here to download a printable registration form
2. Start Moving: Find a safe area to run, walk, or roll, and move along at your own pace. Use any of the links below to help guide your training.
3. Log your Miles: Use the Log to keep track of your progress and healthy habits.
4.Turn in Log/Pick up Packet: Turn in your log to your teacher on the last week of October to get your packet and t-shirt. If entered online, your packet will be able to be picked up at the Church of God on the corner of Bridges and Lemons the morning of the event, November 1, 2014 startng at 7:45am.
5. Event Day:
Children and parents should report to the corner of Bridges Street and Lemons for the start at 7:45 am on November 1, 2014. Arrive early and find your grade. Event will begin at 8:05 with the 5th graders, followed by 4th graders, 3rd graders, then 2nd graders. Parents/guardians are encouraged to walk/run with their kids, and there is no charge for adult chaperones.
See Kids Marathon FAQs or direct your questions to: