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. 

Race Day Information

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

9 a.m. Pre- Race activities begin


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

Starting line is on Main Street, just north of Crown Center. For more information go to the official Kansas City Marathon Website



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 (Coming Soon)

  • Training Guide 
  • Training Log
  • Race Course
  • 2014 Family Fun Festival Map & Timeline 

Mercy Milers

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. 

For more information about “Mercy Milers,” contact Jeremy Garrett, the Mercy Milers coach, at jgarrett@cmh.edu

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