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 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon

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presented by:
Lutheran Health Network Lutheran Children's Hospital

2013 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon        2013 Kids Marathon

The 2013 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon got underway Saturday, June 22nd at IPFW RiverFest and concluded with the "final mile" at Parkview Field Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival Expo.  A record number of kids (836) participated in the 2013 Kids Marathon.

Congratulations Kids for an incredible accomplishment!

2014 Kids Marathon Training Packet and other important information will be available soon!
2013 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon "Final Mile" Course Map

Join us again in 2014 for another exciting Kids Marathon!

The Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon is easy to do and fun for all!

The Kids Marathon has been created to promote exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyles for kids and their families through a variety of unique training programs and events.   We are dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Fort4Fitness operates under a simple premise: the sooner we can instill healthy lifestyles in our kids, the better health they will have later in life.  A major contributor to a healthy lifestyle is getting regular exercise.

In 2013, 836 area kids took strides toward a more fit lifestyle while participating in the Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon.

Free Online Training Programs

Fort4Fitness provides a fun and effective way to encourage kids to exercise by providing a free, flexible and practical training program. All that’s needed to begin is an adult registering their child and then you get to choose the program that best fits your child and your family.

The Kids Marathon training programs are designed to make exercise fun and achievable for kids. The program includes:

  • A combination of running activities and other fitness fun
  • Incentives to recognize and reward runners
  • Tips on how to get started and how to keep training exciting
  • Proper running techniques and strategies
  • Tools to track progress, including a downloadable tailored log

Training packets are available for a 4-mile, 10K, Half Marathon or a Full Marathon. The training log includes corresponding 4, 6, 8 and 12-week options for this incremental program, and is recommended for kids in grades K-8. Programs are geared to varied levels of fitness and can be customized for your child.

The program allows your child to set a goal, have the reward of achieving that goal and then coming together in a fun-filled supportive environment in September to celebrate and recognize their success. Our goal is to help children in our community develop a foundation for healthy habits and fitness that will continue for generations to come.

Start of the 2012 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon

Incentives and Rewards

  • All kids will receive a training shirt and a training log at the Kids Marathon Kickoff.
  • To celebrate the achievements of our young runners, Fort4Fitness will host a 1.2 mile Fun Run at Parkview Field at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival where each finisher will receive a bib and medal, as well as special recognition for the event that they successfully completed.

For more information on being a part of the Fort Wayne Kids Marathon, please contact: