Yes, Your Child Can Run a Marathon

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When I first saw the email in my inbox touting a kids’ marathon I thought, “No way - my son gets tired riding in the car for 26 could he run that far?!” Luckily, I read on and learned that the in an effort to fight pediatric obesity and encourage healthy habits in kids, the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon has partnered with Chick-fil-A to create a 7-week running program for kids 11 and under.

Participating kids will run 25.2 miles over the 7 weeks leading up to race day. Then on November 12 they will join the Charlotte Marathon festivities to run their final program mile on race day and finish out with 26.2 total miles.

Register now through September 22. The program begins September 25 and includes:

7 Week Training Guide (9/25-11/12)

7 Weekly Training E-Newsletters

Access to Run For Your Life kid’s running experts to answer questions and help your kids through their training

2 Optional Group Runs w/ Run For Your Life running experts

Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run entry

Personalized bib on race day

Tech Race Shirt

Marathon Program finisher medal at the finish line