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 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon

presented by:
Lutheran Health Network Lutheran Children's Hospital

The 2014 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon (designed for kids ages 4-14) is now underway!  It's not too late to register!  Sign up online or come to any of our Thursday events at the ASH Centre (1701 Freeman Street) to register!  The Kids Marathon concludes with the "final mile" at Parkview Field Friday, September 26, 2014 at the 7th Annual Fort4Fitness Fall Festival Expo.  2013 saw a record number of kids (836) participate in the Kids Marathon, and we're hoping for even more in 2014.

2014 Kids Marathon Training Packet and Mileage Logboook are now available!
Download them today!

Register Online!      Click to Download PDF Registration Form

New for 2014!

  • Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Fort4Fitness at the ASH Centre for fun fitness activities that will help create healthy lifestyle habits all summer long!

Click here for printable Kids Marathon Schedule & InfoSchedule of Events - all Thursday events are free for Kids Marathon registered participants (included in the price of registration) and will be held at the ASH Centre Join us at any time during the pep rallies to enjoy fun activities and an organized run.

  • August 28, 4 – 6 pm
  • September 11, 2 – 6 pm

Kids Marathon Final Mile

  • September 26, 6:30 pm at Parkview Field

If you have already registered, but missed the Kids Marathon Kickoff event, you can pick up the Kids Marathon goody bag, training shirt, mileage log and activity books at any of the pep rallies.

2013 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon        2013 Kids Marathon

2014 Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon "Final Mile" Course Map

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:

  • 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

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: