LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Since 2004, the Little Rock Marathon, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Today's THV have teamed up to create the Little Rockers Kids Marathon and Little Rockers Kids Marathon Training Program, a nation-wide effort that encourages physical activity and reaching goals.
The goal is simple - Get Our Children Moving!
The mission of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon is to give children (ages 7-12) the opportunity to enhance their physical activity while focusing on reaching a goal. The hope is to motivate children to commit to a physical routine, which will allow them to experience the overall benefits of achieving their goals, not only in crossing the finish line but in life as well.
Little Rockers Kids Marathon encourages children to become more active by following a fun, simple running and/or walking program. The goal for each child is to complete at least 25.2 miles before the first weekend in March. Then, on race day, children will complete their last mile on the official Little Rock Marathon course. As each child crosses the finish line, they receive their official finisher's medal.
There are two ways for a child to participate in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon:
- At home with an adult's supervision.
- As part of an Official Program - participate through an official
- Little Rockers group at a participating school, church or civic organization.
Event chair Jennifer Rodgers stops by "THV 11 News This Morning" to talk more about the event. Click the THVideo for more!