LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 4,2023) – Little Rock Marathon race officials today announced that registration for the Little Rockers Kids Marathon will open on August 8.
The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a family-friendly event to be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a project of Little Rock Parks & Recreation and is part of the Little Rock Marathon Weekend.
The mission of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon is to provide children in 1st through 6th grades the opportunity to enhance their physical activity while focusing on reaching a goal. Participants improve their fitness level by following a fun, simple running and/or walking program.
Since 2004, more than 87,000 children have logged an estimated 2.8 million miles in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Training Program. Over 30,000 children from every county in Arkansas and 27 different states have participated in the Final Mile at the Little Rockers Kids Marathon.
“Participants run or walk at least 25.2 miles at their own pace over an extended period of time,” said Rhonda Redmond, Little Rockers chair. “But Race Day is so special. The kids have been training for this last mile, and they are just so excited to cross the finish line on the actual Little Rock Marathon course. As each child crosses the finish line, they receive their official finisher’s medal. It’s just a special race.”
“We started this race in the hopes of motivating children to commit to a physical routine beyond the playground,” said Little Rock Marathon Executive Director Geneva Lamm. “We believe it shows them the overall benefits of achieving their goals, not only when they cross the finish line, but in life as well.”
Registration will be available online at www.littlerockmarathon.com. For more information and to register, visit .