run with marathon kids

The program utilizes running and goal setting to provide kids with a positive physical activity experience.

Unlock potential one lap at a time

Kids finish miles in achievable increments or complete minutes of heart-pumping activity.

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Coaches set a club mileage goal to challenge their youth participants to run, walk, or move as many miles as they can, with the ultimate goal of reaching four marathons (104.8 miles) throughout a season.

Ways to implement Marathon Kids

You can implement Marathon Kids in more ways than one to manage multiple programs simultaneously.

As a Run Club

Get kids moving before or after school

During PE Class

Integrates with Physical Education curriculum


Easily record laps for your next school event

As a Brain Booster

Active time in the classroom


Opportunity to capture extra laps

We provide the tools, so
you hit the ground running

Marathon Kids provides a digital platform and scanning app to customize your running program and track effort.
The real-time digital platform equips you to manage your program and monitor progress, while the scanning app is used to scan runner ID Cards to record laps and active minutes.
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How the Tools Work Together

set your LAP distance +
activity times on the platform

All effort is credited to each participant by how you set your Tracks and Activities.

kids scan their ID cards, or you manually add miles

The platform syncs with the scanning app to capture effort by reading unique participant QR codes. Each scan records your lap distance and activity time.

access and share the
real-time DATA

Data is at your fingertips to help teach goal-setting skills, develop a growth mindset, and keep motivation high!

The platform is packed with great features.



Bulk add using our template, enroll kids with the recruitment tool, or manually enter participants.


Miles + Minutes

Any form of activity counts as distance, whether you're scanning ID Cards or manually entering effort.



Access a library of lesson plans, videos, tips, and other material to help you and your runners succeed.



Run reports to check runners’ progress, print leaderboards, and celebrate milestones.


Parent Portal

Parents can follow progress or log their child’s effort from home to promote active time off-campus.



Encourage your participants by purchasing rewards to celebrate accomplishments.

We believe in big cheers and high-fives.

Marathon Kids programming adds fun, community building, and friendly competition to your schedule. Setting goals, staying accountable, and moving together will encourage your participants to keep crushing miles.

Start Running Today

We want to help you identify the right game plan for setting up your club, please visit our Start Guide page for extra support.

If you have any questions about the platform, please visit our Help Center or email

We're here to help you!

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