Grand Rapids Kids Marathon

It’s not just the “Big Kids.” The little ones are on the road too!

With our 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 race weekend.

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.”

Get Ready to Run

On Saturday before the Grand Rapids Marathon, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon.

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

Join us for our Kickoff Run, Obstacle Course Run, and of course, the Final 1.2 Miles.

Visit our RunSignUp page to sign up, download your log sheet, and get ready to run with us!

Like us on Facebook for updates on the Kids Marathon.

The final 1.2 Miles of the Grand Rapids Kids Marathon is on Saturday of race weekend at 1:30 PM at the David D Hunting YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids

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