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, 5,or 6 is eligible to partcipate.
How is works:
1. Register: If you attend Wynne Intermediate or Cross County Elementary, please turn in your registration and waiver to your teacher. All other students can register online here. Registration Fee $10 Online registration closes October 15th at 11:00 PM. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by October 10th. 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 first week of November to get your packet and t-shirt.If entered online, come to the TechnologyCenter of the Delta Friday, November 1, 2013 at to get your packet and t-shirt. There is no event day packet pick-up.
5. Event Day:
Children and parents should report to the corner of Bridges Street and Lemons for the start at 7:30 am on November 2, 2013. Arrive early and find your grade. Event will begin at 8:05 with the 3rd graders, followed by 4th graders, then 5th graders. Parents/guardians are encouraged to walk/run with their kids, and there is no charge for adult chaperones. *Details will be available closer to event day.