Parents of children ages 5-12 can register for the Pensacola Kids Marathon by going to www.marathonpensacola.com or by contacting their children’s physical education teacher or track coach. Participants will complete the official marathon distance of 26.2 miles over an eight-week period beginning with a one-mile kickoff Sept. 15 at the University of West Florida. Children will run, walk or wheel-chair the final 1.2 miles beginning at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11, after the Pensacola Marathon.
The Escambia County and Santa Rosa County school districts support the event, designed to encourage physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information, go to the marathon website or call the Pensacola Sports Association at 434-2800.