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Join Team Marathon Kids!

Team Marathon Kids invites athletes of all levels and abilities to join our team and raise funds for the Marathon Kids Program.

We are currently accepting applications for runners looking to join Team Marathon Kids for the TCS New York City Marathon!


2024 TCS New York City Marathon

DATE: Sunday, November 3, 2024

We are so excited to be a TCS New York City Marathon charity partner for 2024!

Marathon Kids has an amazing team of staff, coaches and runners who will help you with your training and fundraising to make your TCS New York City Marathon experience unforgettable.

This is Marathon Kids' first year in the TCS New York City Marathon charity program, so your participation will be transformational for us!

We welcome you to run with our small team! Team Marathon Kids runners will receive dedicated resources and support every step of the way.

Team Marathon Kids participants will receive:
  • Personalized training plan from one of the country's most dedicated running coaches, Chris McClung (Founder of Rogue Running and host of the Running Rogue podcast)
  • Official team racing kit provided by Brooks Running, including shoes
  • Community support forum via Slack and Facebook
  • Fundraising toolkit, resources, and marketing to support your efforts
  • Pre-race meetup in NYC
  • A platform to tell your story and inspire the next generation of runners!

Run the TCS New York City Marathon with Team Marathon Kids.

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2024 Austin Marathon

DATE: Sunday, February 18, 2024

Through our partnership with Austin Marathon Gives, Team Marathon Kids athletes raised $28,051 to provide schools with access to the Marathon Kids program for free!

About Marathon Kids

Founded in 1995, Marathon Kids is the only evidence-based structured physical activity program specifically designed for children in the US. Using technology and research-proven methods, the Marathon Kids Program aims to get kids moving! With the help of coaches and mentors, kids set big goals and are challenged to run, jog, walk, or move the equivalent of four (or more!) marathons over the course of a season or school year.

The Marathon Kids Mission

The World Health Organization recommends 60 minutes of daily activity for kids, yet only 1 in 4 students are reaching that goal. 

Research shows that when children participate in Marathon Kids, they have a better chance of achieving the recommended amount of daily physical activity. That’s great news for their bodies and minds! When kids are active, not only are they forming life-long healthy physical habits, they are also happier and perform better in school. 

Our programming is built on six evidence-based pillars for long-term healthy behavior adoption.

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Goal Setting


Modeling the Way

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The Marathon Kids Program provides training, tools, and resources to the dedicated coaches, PE teachers, and other community volunteers who motivate kids to take their first step towards a healthier future and positively impact mental health.

Through movement, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible!


Please contact development@marathonkids.org
with any questions about Team Marathon Kids and
the registration/fundraising process.

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