How do I get the Marathon Kids Program at my Child’s School?

Great news! The Marathon Kids program is FREE for all K-12 schools in all 50 states!

If you would like your child to participate in Marathon Kids, we encourage you to reach out to their PE teacher, classroom teachers, PTA/PTO president, or principal.

Tell them about Marathon Kids Connect and encourage them to create a free account as a coach and register your child’s class, grade, or even the entire student body! Once your child’s school is on board, they can invite you to your own parent portal to participate with your child at home.

Click here for an e-mail template you can use to encourage your child’s school to sign up for the free Marathon Kids program.

How can I get my family moving?

Inspire Physical Activity at Home

Connecting with our kids is a critical part of parenting, and it can be easier for kids to open up to their parents when they’re engaged in an activity together. In the name of movement that facilitates good conversation, we invite you to try our free walking program, Walk and Talk!

Walk and Talk

Walk a mile with your child and talk about a new topic each day. We provide a special log to track your mileage, along with 26 conversation starter cards—one for each mile.

Free Resources

For more fun ways to get your family moving at home, check out our library of free resources for parents and families.

How to Access the Parent Portal on your Child’s Marathon Kids Account

Is your child already participating in a Marathon Kids program at their school? Watch the 'How-To' video or read the section below to learn how to access the parent portal.


When your child’s Marathon Kids coach invites you via email, click on the link to register for your account. This will give you access to the parent portal, where you can view your child’s progress and log active time from home. If you have not received an email invitation, please ask the coach to send another.


After creating your account, log in regularly to monitor and celebrate your child’s efforts and log miles earned off campus. Encourage them to keep running!


Join our >Marathon Kids Parents Facebook group to connect with a community of parents from around the country. And browse our free resources designed just for parents and families.


Check out the Marathon Kids eStore for ways to reward your child for their accomplishments. All sales benefit Marathon Kids so we can keep our youth running programming free!


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