The YMCA Kids Marathon is a great way to stay active and have fun! Here’s how it works: kids complete 25.2 miles with friends and family now through April 19. They don’t just have to run, they can walk, hop, skip, roller blade or swim their way there–anything that keeps them moving.
Then, on April 20, we’ll all come together ro run the final mile on Rainbow Race Day. The young marathoners will begin at the Kirk Family YMCA, thread through the streets of downtown Roanoke, and finish behind the Taubman Museum of Art. The young marathoners will cross the same finish line as the elite athletes participating in the Blue Ridge Marathon later that morning. YMCA staff and volunteers will be on hand race day to guide and cheer on the marathoners through the closed streets in downtown Roanoke.
NOW IN COLOR!
This year as racers dash toward the finish line, they will run through clouds of color. The young marathoners will emerge as colorful as the rainbow when the cross the finish line.
Families, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, youth groups and schools are encourage to join as teams.
For more information or tips for building a team — call the YMCA’s Karen Wilbourne at (540) 342-9622 (x3133).
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Final Mile Starting Line
Kirk Family YMCA in Downtown Roanoke
Behind Taubman Museum of Art
- $20 individual entry
- Use code “YMCABLUERIDGEKIDS13″ for $5 off each additional kid you register
- Parents may run with their child at no additional cost. Parents do not need to register but you do need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know.
How do I register? Click on the button below.
Get Cool Stuff
All registered participants receive:
- Cool Race Shirt
- Race Number Badge
- Finishers Medal
- Goodie Bag
Download Tracking Form at www.ymcaroanoke.org or pick them up at your local Y:
Kirk Family YMCA
520 Church Ave. in Downtown Roanoke
Gainsboro Family YMCA
108 Orange Ave. in Northwest Roanoke
Salem Family YMCA
1126 Kime Lane in Salem (across from the Salem Memorial Stadium)