Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 I Run Kids Marathon Update #1

Wow, can you believe it? We are a little over 1 month away from the Final Mile of the 2012 I Run Kids Marathon. By receiving this email, you can be assured that you are signed up. I hope you are all logging lots of miles and reading tons of books this summer. It is so important to get off the couch and off the video games during the summer and go out and play. Go out and exercise. Go out and have some fun! It is equally important to keep your mind sharp by reading books over the summer. Research shows that kids who read over the summer do remarkably better in school than kids who do not.

The Final Mile will take place on Saturday, August 25th starting at 6:00PM at Raabe Stadium at the Wisconsin Lutheran College’s athletic fields. Packet pick up be at 6:00 with the races beginning at 7:00.

New this year, we will be having a 1 mile fun run/walk for older teens and adults. Kids, get your parents, grandparents, neighbors, anyone who has encourages and given you support during you marathon to run their own 1 mile race. If you can do and entire 26.2 miles, they can do 1 mile, right? We will have this 1 mile fun run/walk immediately after the last kids final mile. It will be $10 to enter with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. While there will be no shirt for the adults (unless they are a volunteer), there will be medals awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers. Everyone will get the satisfaction of giving the kids who need help.

Speaking of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, this fine hospital is the charity that was chosen for the I Run Kids Marathon. Kids helping kids! There are so many of us who have used Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin over the years, including 2 of my kids, and they are such a great hospital and a wonderful asset to our community. Please help us help them.


We are always looking for more sponsors for the I Run Kids Marathon. Right now, what we need more than anything else is prizes to be given away as door prizes for the kids. We are beginning to accumulate prizes but could use more. If you would like to donate and prizes, please contact us at We have been blessed with some great sponsors over the past 3 years and we would love for you to join us this year.


Direction to the Final Mile can be found on the I Run Kids Marathon website. Please follow this link to see directions to the Final Mile.


We will need volunteers for the Final Mile as well. If you are interested in volunteering at the Final mile, please email us at We need help with course safety, set up, food preparation, and clean up.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Thank you for joining the 2012 I Run Kids Marathon. If you have any questions, please refer to the I Run Kids Marathon website or email us at Go out and run a mile!

Thank you,

Bill Schneider
I Run Kids Marathon Director