Grand Rapids Kids Marathon

Back on the roads for 2022!

With our new Presenting Sponsor, Family Capital Management, the goal of the Grand Rapids Kids Marathon is to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and their families, and to help kids become physically active for a lifetime.

Sign Up for Free

Kids between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to participate. Register here for the Kids Marathon beginning August 1 through October 10, 2022.

Begin Your Training

Starting the week of August 1, track each half mile of running/walking or 15 minutes of activity on your log sheet until you have completed 25 “miles.” Download the progress log CLICK to keep track of your activity.

Get Ready to Run

On Saturday, October 16, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon. Stay tuned for details on race packet pickup and the final 1.2 miles.

Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate.

Join us for these milestones:

1-Mile Kick-Off Run  

Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Run your first mile, start your log, get all your questions answered. Millennium Park.

Kids Marathon Facebook Page

Obstacle Course 

Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at John Ball Park

Run our obstacle course and meet the staff of the Grand Rapids Marathon. Watch the website, newsletter, and Facebook for details

Final 1.2 Mile Run

Saturday, Oct. 15 1:30 p.m.

Arrive at David D Hunting YMCA between noon and 1pm. Please park in the DASH 7 or DASH 9 Lots. Race Packet Pickup is in the parking lot of the YMCA.


Important Links: 

Training Log English

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We thank our sponsors for making our event such a great success.



Sara Merritt – Race Director

Grand Rapids Kids Marathon

Presented by Family Capital Management