Kids Run Lets Kids Run a Marathon a Little Bit at a Time

Ebenezer Child Care Centers understands that childhood obesity is an issue in America. That is why when we see a good opportunity for kids to get active in our community we get excited, and this is one! The organizers of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon are trying to encourage kids to seek healthy lifestyles by getting active and running their own special marathon this summer.

According to Kristine Hinrichs, race director for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, “The ‘Kids Run’ is a special a non-competitive marathon race that was created by the organizers of the annual Lakefront Marathon to specifically promote physical activity for kids ages 5-14, and to also hopefully foster a love of running by having them run a marathon (26.2 miles) a little bit at a time.”

To participate children must commit to running 25 miles prior to Friday, September 30, pay a $5 entry fee and complete the run’s registration form at

Upon acceptance into the “Kids Run”, each child will receives a training t-shirt and logbook where they and their parent, teacher or coach need to input the portions of the 25 mile run that they complete in either 1/4 mile, ½ mile, ¾ mile or 1 mile increments.

Then, on Saturday, October 1, 2011, all “Kids Run” participants will be required to turn in their completed logbooks prior to finishing the last 1.2 miles of the marathon together on the actual Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon race course at 3 p.m. They will be crossing the same finish line as Lakefront Marathon participants (think of how neat this will be for the kids!) . One parent or guardian will be allowed to accompany each child. Upon completion of the full marathon, every “Kids Run” participant will receive a 2011 Lakefront Marathon Kids Run medal, cinch sack, and finish line T-shirt.

Questions regarding the Kids Run can be directed to

“We’re really hopeful that this program will help to educate our local youth about the importance of good health and being active,” adds Hinrichs. I have been taking Accutane ( since the beginning of the year. My skin is slightly better until the same as before the start of therapy, but I now have more red spots from old pimples, which always stay with me forever. But I am good things, I have read quite often that the turning point for many came after the third or fourth month. “We’d really like to see it have a positive impact  on many families in Greater Milwaukee.

Ebenezer is also hopeful that this fantastic program will inspire our local youth, and we’d like to encourage all of our families to consider participating in it!