The Final Mile at Parkview Field on Friday, September 26, is fast approaching! The Kids have worked hard all summer long to log their miles and are ready to cross the finish line at Parkview Field and celebrate their success from the summer. Thank you to everyone who attended our Thursday Pep Rallies at the ASH Centre! We had a great time organizing activities to help promote healthy living and fitness to our Kids Marathon participants!
Kids Marathon Final Mile
If you haven’t picked up your Kids Marathon goody bag, training shirt, mileage log and activity book, you can pick them up at the Kids Marathon Check-In at Parkview Field on Friday, September 26.
Check-In: Friday, September 26, Parkview Field, 1 – 6pm.
Schedule of Events:
What you will receive:
We encourage parents to run with the kids so you can enjoy the excitement as they complete their running and receive their medal. If you are not running with your child, we have a special Kids Marathon reunion area at Parkview Field. Sections 113 and 114 are reserved for parents to assemble and cheer for their children as they cross the finish line (at home plate). Please be seated in this area and enjoy the excitement as you see your child on the jumbo-tron display and witness them receiving their medal!
On the bib of every child is a parent-child claim ticket. Please remove this from the top of your child’s bib before they run. This is how you can pick up your child at the Kids Marathon Reunion Area. All bibs and claim tickets are matched to provide maximum safety and security for “our kids”.
The first three rows of section 114 will be roped off as a non-seating area so that parents can have a walking row to come to the field entrance to be reunited with their child.
We will allow parents onto the field area after the kids start so you can reunite with your child quickly and safely. Be prepared for a little crowd as we have a record number of children registered this year. We do our best to quickly reunite families, but as you can appreciate, we want to do so in the safest manner possible.
Friday Night Activities at the Fort4Fitness Festival include:
The Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon is easy to do and fun for all!
The Kids Marathon is designed for kids ages 4-14 and 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:
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.
Incentives and Rewards
For more information on being a part of the Fort Wayne Kids Marathon, please contact: