2011 Kids marathon huge success - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

2011 Kids marathon huge success

2011 Mercedes Kids Marathon finish line (WBRC video) 2011 Mercedes Kids Marathon finish line (WBRC video)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Thousands of kids from around Alabama ran around downtown Birmingham Saturday to complete the Mercedes Kids Marathon.

The Mercedes Kids Marathon was an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program designed for children kindergarten (K5) through fifth grade. Children ran the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the five month program. To achieve this goal, the kids had to train for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments between September through January to qualify for race day participation.

Each child completed the final mile on the actual marathon course Saturday morning, receiving a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon finisher's medal.

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