- January 24, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Kids Marathon will take place on Saturday, January 24, at 9 a.m. at the College of Central Florida. Registration is free before January 1
The Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers are excited to invite you to be a part of the 6th Annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Ocala presented by Dr. Jones Orthodontics and the Heart of Florida Health Center. The Kids Marathon will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the College of Central Florida.
Click here to register online or here to download a paper registration form. It will be FREE to register until January 1; $5 until January 23 and $10 on race day, January 24. Parents should not register to run.
What is the Kids Marathon?
The Kids Marathon originated in Gainesville, Florida in 2007 as a part of the Five Points of Life Race Weekend which is held each February. The Kids Marathon series has now expanded to ten cities with over 4,000 participants annually. The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to run or walk an entire 26.2 miles, just like marathoners.
To participate, kids in kindergarten through eighth grade complete 25 miles one at a time. Each mile can be recorded on the log sheet during the months prior to the marathon. To finish the full marathon, kids will run the last 1.2 miles on the event date. All participants will receive a Kids Marathon Ocala race packet, race number (must be worn on race day), t-shirt and finishers medal. Kids must register in order to participate.
Click here to download a Five Points of Life Kids Marathon log sheet.
Registrants may pick up their packet at Sports Authority (4471 SW 40th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474) on Friday, January 23 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A live radio broadcast courtesy of WOCA The Source will be held in conjunction with packet-pickup. Registrants may also come to the race registration table at the College of Central Florida on race day to pick up their packets starting at 8:00 a.m.
Click here to download a course map.
Participants need to arrive at the start line at the College of Central Florida (3001 SW College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474) by 8:45 a.m. on January 24th with their race numbers on. The race will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Only one parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany each participant on the 1.2 mile run. Other family members and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on the participants during the run. Parents should not register to run. Only the kids will need to register in order to receive a t-shirt, race bib, and finisher’s medal.
We have created a certificate of achievement for you to fill out and give to those children that have completed any mileage for the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon.
Sponsorships for the Kids Marathon Ocala are still available. For more information contact Tom Davis at 352.622.3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.