Kansas City Kids Marathon
Kansas City Kids Marathon

Changing Children's Lives One Mile At A Time!

The Kansas City Kids’ Marathon in partnership with Children’s 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.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

9 a.m. Pre- Race activities begin

  • Welcome 
  • Stretching & Warm Up
  • Mascot Contest 
  • 9:30 a.m. Race Start 


9 - 11:30 a.m.
Make sure stick around after the race for the Family Fun Festival, full of fun activities and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

Young runners will have plenty of time to train for their own mini-marathon! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids, kindergarten through eighth 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.

Race Resources

  • Training Guide (Coming Soon)
  • Race Course (Coming Soon)
  • 2014 Family Fun Festival Map & Timeline (Coming Soon)


To make the 2014 Kids Marathon presented by Chick-fil-A in partnership with Children’s Mercy a success, many volunteers are needed. Groups are encouraged to volunteer together for the event.

  1. If you have any questions feel free to contact kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org

Remember there are positions available starting on Wednesday, October 15 through race day on Saturday, October 18.

Mercy Milers- CMH Sponsored Team

Children’s Mercy is inviting all employees to register their kids for free as part of Mercy Milers – our hospital-sponsored team. 

Packets will be picked up by the Mercy Milers coach and be distributed on Race day. An email will be sent out to registrants with more details closer to race day. Any child signed up under Mercy Milers still needs to have an adult guardian present with them on race day. 

Registration for this group will be coming soon and information will be provided on Scope.

For more information about “Mercy Milers,” contact kidsmarathon@kcmarathon.org  

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