Little Rockers Kids Maraton 2012. (Photo: Theba Lolley, KTHV)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For the last ten years, THV 11 has partnered with the Little Rock Marathon and Arkansas Children's Hospital to host the Little Rockers Kids Marathon. The 2013 event took place March 2. The goal of the race is to get children moving, and in turn, to live healthier lives.
The mission of the Little Rockers Kids Marathon is to give children, ages 7-12, the opportunity to enhance their physical activity while focusing on reaching a goal. The hope is to motivate children to commit to a physical routine, which will allow them to experience the overall benefits of achieving their goals, not only in crossing the finish line but in life as well.
Little Rockers Kids Marathon encourages children to become more active by following a fun, simple running and/or walking program. The goal for each child is to complete at least 25.2 miles before the first weekend in March. On race day, children will complete their last mile on the official Little Rock Marathon course. As each child crosses the finish line, they receive their official finisher's medal.
To read more about getting involved in the Little Rockers Kids Marathon, visit its website with more information.