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In 2008, the Ottawa Race Weekend created a running event for children in grades 3 - 8 which was known as the Y Kids Marathon.
The Y Kids Marathon event was created to promote fitness amongst today’s youth and generate interest in the sport of running. It is designed for children in Grades 3 – 8. Children are encouraged to perform a half hour of exercise on a regular basis and each half hour of exercise is equivalent to one km to complete a total of 41km prior to race day. Your child can participate in numerous types of exercise such as running, soccer, cross country skiing, basketball or hockey which will be recorded as half hour of exercise.
A tracker sheet, which logs your exercise, can then be filled in. Parents or teachers should initial the Tracker Sheet as the student completes the training. Once your child completes the required 41 km he/she will give the tracker sheet to their teacher. If your child has registered individually, he/she can drop off the tracker sheet at Race Kit pickup at the Health and Fitness Expo.
The race kits include a T-shirt, race bib and a souvenir timing chip. The timing chip is to be worn on your shoe and the race bib is to be pinned to your shirt. On Sunday May 26, 2013 at 8 a.m., the children will then finish the last 1.195 km at the Y Kids Marathon.
To learn more about the Y Kids Marathon and to download your Pledge sheet and Pre-Race Tracker sheet please click here.
NEW! Keep track of your activity with the new Y Kids Marathon Tracker App and your name will be entered into a draw to win a week at camp*! App is available for all Apple platforms (iPhone, iPad and iPod) and requires 1OS 5.0 or later.
*Must be a registered Y Kids Marathon participant and complete tracking your marathon kilometers in order to be entered into draw.
If you would like to sponsor a runner online, follow these steps:
2. Fill out your information as required, and under “Designate Your Gift” choose “Other”.
3. In the box below “Other”, indicate who you are sponsoring using the following format: Y Kids Marathon – Runner’s name
All runner designated donations will go towards the individual’s pledge total.
Note: If you use the cheque option please make the cheque out to "NCM.inc" and send the cheque to:
5450 Canotek Road, Unit 45
Ottawa, ON Canada
You will also need to pick up your race kits at our Health and Fitness Expo.
All fundraising efforts to the Y kids marathon support the Y Kids Academy.