The marathon (42.195km) is the toughest endurance event in the Olympic Games. The first marathon was run at the first Olympic Games of the Modern Era at Athens in 1896. The marathon is named after an event in Ancient Greece in 490 B.C. when Phidippedes ran from the Plains of Marathon to Athens to report about the Persian War. Now about 1 million people run marathons each year around the world for fitness and fun.
The West Australian Marathon Club is hosting the Kids Marathon for the fourth year. Entrants in the Kids Marathon ideally run a kilometre a day (either alone or at school or club groups) in the 8 weeks before the day of the Perth Marathon (19 June) to cover the first 40km of the marathon. On the day of the Perth Marathon, Kid’s Marathon entrants will run the final 2.195 km. To complete the 40km now before the day, the distance covered each day will need to be varied the closer we get to the entry closing date on 20th May and it could also include running/walking on the weekends if need be.
The Kid’s Marathon will get you on your way to being physically fit and one day you may run a full marathon yourself.
Entry is $15. Entrants receive training tips, a training schedule, information on nutrition and hydration, warming up and cooling down, a kilometre countdown chart. On the day of the Perth Marathon runners receive a t-shirt, finishers certificate and medal. A finish line photo will also be available for purchase.
For more information and online entry please click here.
ENTRIES CLOSE 20 MAY
If you would like a Kids Marathon schools/club kit, please click here.
West Australian Marathon Club