Together, Let's get kids active
Adults, like you, inspire kids to build new healthy habits. Join the Marathon Kids movement!
Make a Game Plan — Let's begin by getting familiar with our evidence-based pillars.
Kids develop a growth mindset setting big and small goals alike.
Moving together is more enjoyable when you feel the support of others.
Logging miles and measuring progress keeps kids motivated.
Big cheers and high-fives go a long way to foster long-term behavior adoption.
Modeling the Way
Role models inspire kids to build new, healthy habits in their lives.
Consistent, positive recognition fuels kids to keep striving for the next milestone.
How will you implement our program to meet your needs?
As a Run Club
Before/after school or community-based organization
In the Classroom or During PE Class
PE class and active time during homeroom
Throughout the School Day
Before/after school, PE class, recess, and/or virtually
Parents log miles from home
How will you add your participants?
You will need to group participants by class. Sorting participants helps provide friendly competition and view data.
Then determine how you will add participants. We offer three ways:
Add in Bulk
Download our template to add a large number of participants.
This is great for adding a new and smaller number of participants.
Use our customizable online registration form to recruit participants.
What types of physical activity will you count towards mileage?
Whether your participants are completing laps or minutes of heart-pumping activity it all counts towards mileage.
- Tracks: Be sure to calculate the distance of one lap around your track, field, or wherever your participants will run.
- Activities: We count 20 minutes of heart-pumping activity as one mile.
We have three ways to capture physical activity effort:
- Manually add miles and minutes.
- Use the scanner app to scan the participants' personalized QR codes for completed laps.
- Parents can submit miles from home (optional feature)
Who needs a personalized ID card?
To track individual physical activity efforts, all participants will have a personalized ID Card.
The Marathon Kids Connect app enables you to scan for completed laps and minutes of physical activity.
Once you add participants, the ID Cards are automatically generated.
With a click of a button, you can print the 3"x4" ID cards.
Who will help you manage your program?
You can invite an unlimited number of supporters.
Co-workers, staff, and volunteers can have access to the digital platform and the mobile scanning app.
- Manage Data
- Pull Reports
- "Start Live Session" on the scanning app
- Join a Session
- And More!
Getting started checklist
Step 1: Create an Account
Step 2: Season Setup
Step 3: Customize Your Program
Step 4: Download the Scanning App
Need help? Email email@example.com