| Kids Marathon 26th Mile Event, presented by Ernst & Young
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 12 noon, 2nd Street & Joe Nuxhal Way
How will the “wave” start work?The Kids Marathon 26th Mile has over 4,000 participants. Most are in an organized group. We have assigned groups to 1 of 6 waves that will go off in about 6 minute intervals, beginning at 12 noon. This is to keep the finish line flowing smoothly and the children safe. If you are not part of a group, you can self-seed yourself into one of the wave starts.
Can a parent run/walk with their child?In order to insure the utmost safety and security for all participants, spectators, staff, volunteers and officials, we ask that all people on any Flying Pig Marathon race course be an officially registered participant. This event is for the kids to complete the final mile of their full marathon distance. They are not required to have an adult with them. All of the groups do have adults registered to be with them and guide them. Those who are not with a group should plan for either staying together or have a good meeting place at the exit area.
If you still need to sign up, registration can be done:
How do we see the children finish and where do they exit?The finish line needs to be a safe and secure place. Unfortunately we cannot allow spectators access inside the finish area. Once they cross the Finish”Swine”, they will be directed to chutes that will keep them moving towards their medals, and recovery snacks. They will exit eventually at the corner of Broadway and Mehring Way near the big red Paddle Wheel monument. It is a good idea for you to show this area to your child before the race. A great place to view the finish is from above on the plaza level of the US Bank Arena.
What do I do with my Hog Log?We would love to see all those miles, nutrition challenges and reading minutes that on logs. However, we do not require that they be turned in since the program is based on the honor system. Just keep on logging miles, eating healthy foods, and reading everyday, from Marathon Day and beyond!
What if we cannot attend the 26th Mile?If you cannot be there on May 4th, we hope you will complete your marathon on your own in grand fashion. But if you need your medal, just send us an email after the weekend is over.
Have fun out there and keep on going! It’s not the FINAL mile, just the 26th of many many more.
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