Friday, June 12, 2009

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the I Run Kids Marathon Program?

The I Run Kids Marathon Program is a summer running and reading program where kids aged 8th grade and under will all run 26.2 miles while reading 26 books or reading for 26 hours over the summer. At the final event, all kids will gather and run our final mile of our marathon together and all finish at the same finish line.

Who can enter the I Run Kids Marathon?

All children from grades 1 through 8 are encouraged to enter our program. Children younger that 1st grade can participate but parental caution is warned. Please invite a friend to join you!

My friend heard about the program and wants to sign up. Can he or she still sign up?

Sign up deadline is the end of the 2011/2012 school year but special requests will be considered. Please email the race director at if you wish to enter after school is out. We will do what we can to get everyone entered.

What is the cost of the Program?

The entry cost is under $15 thanks to a generous gift from Thrivent Financial.

What do I get?

All entrants will print out an I Run Kids Marathon Running & Reading Log. At the FINAL MILE, all participants will receive a goody bag and Tshirt. Upon finishing the final mile of the marathon, each participant will receive a Finishers Medal. Also at the final event there will be lots of prizes to give away.

How will we receive our T-shirts?

T-shirts will be given to all participants at the final event on Saturday, August ??.

When will I receive my other prizes?

You will be awarded your finishers medal at the finish line on August ?? at WLC at our FINAL MILE Celebration. You will also receive a small goody bag at that time.

How do I receive my prizes and goody bag if I can’t make it to the Final Mile Celebration?

Please let us or your School Representative know if can’t make the FINAL MILE Event. We will arrange to get your medal and goody bag to you. Delivery costs will be covered to the schools that participate with a representative. If you don’t have school representative, there will be a small mailing charge (approx. $5), please email us. (

Do I need to be present at the FINAL MILE event on August ?? in order to win the special door prizes that are being given away?

Yes you do. We have a limited number of special prizes that were generously donated by our sponsors and you must be present to win.

How do I log my miles and books?

You will log your running and reading in the Marathon Log that will be available to print off here on the website. You can run in intervals as small as 1/4 mile at a time. Reading can be logged by the book or by the 1/4 hour of reading (or combination of reading).

Do I have to run the required miles or can I walk?

Either one is just fine, you can either walk or run. We encourage you to run but it’s up to you.

Who can I run with?

You can run with your friends, family, or by yourself. Try to get your parents to run with you so they can learn the benefits of exercise.

When is the FINAL MILE & celebration?

The final mile will be run on Saturday, August ?? with the event starting at 6:00PM and concluding around 8:00PM. Please show up early as the mile run is not the only activity going on. The race will begin near 7:00PM with the give aways after the final runners finish.

Where is the final event located?

The final event will be held at Wisconsin Lutheran College's Raabe Stadium. The address is 10200 W. Watertown Plank Rd. and along Underwood Parkway about 1/4 mile west of Hwy 45 at the Watertown Plank Rd. exit.

If is it raining will the FINAL MILE Event be held?

Yes, rain or shine the event will go on.

Are you still looking for parent volunteers to help during the Final Mile Event on August ??

Yes we are! We need lots of parent volunteers to help make this a
successful event. We need course marshals, helpers to hand out goody bags, food/drink preparation and distribution, and a clean-up crew. Please email us at if you can help. Thank you!

I have an different question, who do I contact?

You can contact your I Run Kids Marathon school representative or email us at

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