ANTHEM KIDS MARATHON
The Anthem Manchester Kids' Marathon promotes learning to live an active and healthy lifestyle by running or walking 25.2 miles with family, friends, sports teams or even with your school prior to race day. This year's race is at Livingston Park in Manchester, NH on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 AM. Kids entering grades 1-8 are encouraged to participate.
The program is provided FREE to public and private elementary schools, as well as homeschools, classroom teachers, and parents.
Download the Kids Marathon Informational Package
that includes all the info you need to train, log your miles, eat healthy. Plus
training tips and the schedule for the Fitness Festival event. (Please note, while the materials in the brochure indicate 2012, all the information
remains the same for 2013. Thank you for your patience as we update the materials to indicate 2013.)
If you have questions please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Livingston Park will open at 9:30 with the first race starting at 10 AM. Race Day registration will be from 9:30-10.
- 10:00 - 6-7 year olds
- 10:25 - 8-9 year olds
- 10:50 - Younger Sib Fun Run Around the Track!
- 11:10 - 10-11 year olds
- 11:35 - 11+ year olds
No rain date if the event is cancelled due to weather.
- Run or walk with a friend, mom or dad. You can encourage each other that way
- Wear the Right Shoes - It is important that kids have a good pair of athletic shoes. They don’t need to be expensive, but they should fit properly and feel comfortable. If you can, keep running shoes just for running. If kids wear them all day, they will wear out quicker and feet will feel more tired.
- Eat Right - What and when kids eat before exercise can make a big difference. Don’t let them something five or ten minutes before exercise, as their bodies will focus more on digestion rather than exercise. A banana or peanut butter and jelly sandwich are good options 30 to 45 minutes before a run. Avoid foods that are sugary or high in fat as they do not provide long-term energy. Instead, offer an apple, granola bar, dried fruit, pretzels or a handful of nuts.
- Running in the Summer - Stay hydrated, make sure you drink water before and after running. -Plan to drink every 20 minutes, carry water with you. - Try running in the early morning or late evening when it is not as hot and remember to run slower on very hot days. -Wear a cap or hat to shade your eyes and keep your head cooler.
- Get plenty of sleep. Your muscles need lots of rest so you can keep running/walking every day.
- Be sure to include 5 fruits and/or vegetables every day! Your body needs fuel to do its work.
- Include other activities. Try sports like basketball, baseball, lacrosse, martial arts, swimming.
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