Grand Rapids Kids Marathon

Saturday October 14th, 2023

Grand Rapids, MI

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On the University of Michigan Health - West Grand Rapids Marathon Course. The day before the "big kids" run

Welcoming Family Capital Management as our Presenting Sponsor

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 now through October 14, 2023.

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.

Join Our Community Events
August 15 at 6:30pm: 1-mile Kick-Off run at Millennium Park

September 19 at 6:30pm Obstacle Course at John Ball Zoo

Get Ready to Run
On Saturday, October 14, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon on the official race course of the Grand Rapids Marathon at the David D. Hunting YMCA. Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate. 

  • Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • Race Time: 1:30

  • Packet Pick-Up: 12 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Location: David D. Hunting YMCA (OUTDOORS in the tent in the northwest corner of the parking lot) @ 475 Lake Michigan Dr. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Distance: The course is 1.2 miles, starting and finishing at the actual Start/Finish line of the UM Health-West Grand Rapids Marathon

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Start Location

David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids, MI

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