New this year, we’re offering Digital Lap Tracking with Marathon Kids Connect!
Marathon Kids Connect is our brand new digital lap tracking technology that makes tallying runners’ laps a breeze. Get your kids running with their own ID cards, and turn your phone into a scanner to track their progress. For the quickest, easiest, most affordable way to start a Marathon Kids run club, apply for the Marathon Kids Connect Grant and gain access to this technology at no charge.
The application takes five minutes and can be found at the bottom of this page by clicking “Apply Today!”
Lap Tracking Made Easy! With the new Marathon Kids Connect app, coaches and volunteers can use phones or tablets to count laps.
Throw Away the Popsicle Sticks! Your runners can now have their very own ID cards to scan as they complete each lap.
Reports at Your Fingertips! The app will automatically upload lap totals to your Marathon Kids Connect account. Checking your club’s progress will be as simple as clicking a “Quick Reports” button. Share leaderboards and celebrate progress with your runners, parents, and the entire school!
If you’re ready to get kids running, we’re here to help! Marathon Kids Connect is included with all paid club registrations, but you can also apply for the Marathon Kids Connect Grant to gain access to just the digital lap tracking technology for free.
All K-12 schools and youth-serving community organizations are eligible to apply for the Marathon Kids Connect Grant.
Recipients of the Marathon Kids Connect Grant will receive free run club tools and resources, including our brand new digital lap tracking app and reporting platform. (Please note that this grant does not include Nike incentives for runners. Recipients of this grant will receive all of the tools and services available to paid clubs, excluding the physical rewards for runners.)