2023 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Sat February 11, 2023 Birmingham, AL 35203 US Directions
Events

Kindergarten

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.

1st Grade

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.

2nd Grade

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.

3rd Grade

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.

4th Grade

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.

5th Grade

11:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 - 13.
Place
1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL US 35203
Description

February 11, 2023 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is not a Fun Run.  Even though it will be fun, it is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program designed for children kindergarten (K5) through 5th grade. (Must be 5 years old on race day.)  Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the five month program. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments between September 2022 through January 2023 to qualify for race day participation. There are NO official winners, but the event is timed so your child can chart their progress from the beginning of their training in September until race day. Our motto is "if you had fun you won"!!!

Students run in PE class and/or with a parent and keep a running log sheet to track their progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. As each child completes the final mile on the actual marathon course on Saturday, February 11, 2023, he/she will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon Finisher’s Medal, a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal.  The event location is TBD at this time.

Fees:

$25 (online registration only) until November 15, 2022

$40 (online registration only) until November 30, 2022

It is our policy that we do not offer refunds or transfers of registrations.

 

 

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon

 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the five month program. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their marathon by running 25.2 miles in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or 1 mile increments between now and the end of January 2023 to qualify for race day participation. 

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