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Location: Birmingham, AL US 35203 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event: Kindergarten
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

Event: 1st Grade
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.

Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

Event: 2nd Grade
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.

Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

Event: 3rd Grade
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.

Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

Event: 4th Grade
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.

Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

Event: 5th Grade
Brief Description:
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. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 on the actual course of the Mercedes Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 10, 2018 on the official course to receive his or her medal.

Start Time: 11:00am CST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2017 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon is now closed. We are no longer accepting any registrations. Registration for the 2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon will be available in August of 2017.

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