We make fitness fun, simple, and 100% free.

Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. Join us.

We make fitness fun, simple, and 100% free.

Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

our program

Marathon Kids is for all kids, at any fitness level.

Our programming is a volunteer-led coaching model that combines award-winning technology and evidence-based practices to build a structured physical activity program. Kids set their goals and the coaches track their progress to run, jog, walk or move the equivalent of four (or more!) marathons over the course of a season.

Our methods have been tested and verified. Research shows the Marathon Kids running program effectively jump-starts healthy, long-lasting change. And it's free!

Marathon Kids Connect

A free cloud-based platform for coaches to track physical activity effort and measure progress of goals. Marathon Kids Connect includes a mobile scanning app for distance tracking, plus a digital platform to customize a program, manage rosters, add miles/minutes, run reports, and celebrate milestones.

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Marathon Kids Connect

A free cloud-based platform for coaches to track physical activity effort and measure progress of goals. Marathon Kids Connect includes a mobile scanning app for distance tracking, plus a digital platform to customize a program, manage rosters, add miles/minutes, run reports, and celebrate milestones.

Champion for Health

Any passionate adult who wants to be a champion for health in their community can be a Marathon Kids coach. We provide training, resources, and tips to help you succeed. You can motivate the next generation to take their first step towards a healthier future.

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Get Involved Today

Whether you're a coach, donor, sponsor, volunteer, or advocate—your contribution directly supports Marathon Kids to deliver a free, evidence-based program and award-winning technology to schools and communities that need us most.

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"The determination and joy my students exhibit when reaching their goals keeps me returning to Marathon Kids."

Stacey Shapiro, 1st Grade Teacher
Zilker Elementary School | Austin, Texas

Ready to get started?

Join Marathon Kids today

Ready to get started?

Join Marathon Kids today