This is Kansas Citys largest and most exciting annual race event and it gives runners a tour of the citys most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the World War I Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Waldo, Westport, 18th & Vine and more.
The 2018 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A benefiting Childrens Mercy returns, giving young runners, Kindergarten through 8th grade, a chance to complete their own mini-marathon on the day of the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin.
Young runners will have all summer to train for their own mini-marathon! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids, kindergarten through 8th grade, are encouraged to train by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day. The final 1.2 miles, which starts just north of Crown Center, will be completed on race day, October 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m
Kids ages 5-13 are able to sign up in groups of 10 or more through their school/youth sports group or can sign up as individuals with a responsible adult accompanying them!
The Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A benefiting Childrens Mercy is a proud recipient of support from the Kansas City Neighborhood and Tourism Development Fund.