Please join us in welcoming back GLK Orthodontics as a sponsor of the Kids Marathon


The Prairie Care Medical Group Kids Marathon

Thank you to the Prairie Care Medical Group  for their generous sponsorhip of the Kids Marathon.


Saturday May 27th, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The Med City Kids’ Marathon is held every year during Memorial Day Weekend. It is open to all students in grades K-8. The goal is for students to run a marathon a little at a time. Each participant logs 25 miles prior to the run and completes the marathon of 26.2 miles by running 1.2 miles in this event. The run is free and each finisher receives a well-deserved marathon medal.  Parents/Guardians may run with their runner.  All accompanied adults please step off the course before the finish except Kindergarten parents/guardians.  Runners will meet supervising adults at the exit gates surrounding the fenced off finish area.  These exit gates will be controlled by security personnel.   Prior to the start of the run a numbered tab on the bottom of the runner’s bib should be removed and kept by the parent/guardian to match the bib number of the runner at the finish.   For safety reasons the prior training runs must be completed under the supervision of a guardian or parent.

To help you track those miles we have a tracking sheet available.  Click HERE for your tracking sheet, if you have registered online you DO NOT need to send this form in!


Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 25 2017

  • Last opportunity to register May 25 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at “A Child’s Kingdom”, 1621 North Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Check in will occur on May 25 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at “A Child’s Kingdom.”  A numbered bib will be assigned and given to the runner for Saturday.
  • Check in will also take place May 27th from 10:00am -12:00 p.m. at Rochester Civic Center Exhibit Hall IV.  A numbered bib will be assigned and given to the runner.  If the runner received their bib on Thursday, they do not check in on Saturday.  All bibs are pinned on the front of their shirt.  Everyone lines up with their grade level at the start line by 12:20pm  to hear pre-race announcements.
  • A limited number of T-shirts will be available on May 25 at “A Child’s Kingdom” (4:00-7:00 p.m.) and unsold shirts on May 27 at Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall IV (10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.).

Saturday, May 27 2017

Med-City Kids’ Marathon

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Check-in only for Bib pick up occurs at Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall IV.  Those who received their Bib or registered on Thursday May 26  at “A Child’s Kingdom”  do not need to check- in again. 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Race day registration.  There is a $5 fee for the run if you sign up on race day.

12:15 p.m. – All runners should be ready and lined up with their grade level.

12:20 p.m. – Announcements

12:30 p.m. – Run begins with the upper grade runners first. Runners will be matched with parent or guardian who has the number.





Toddler Trot

The Toddler Trot will be held at 2pm on Saturday May 27th on East Center Street near the marathon finish line.

This event is free to all kids ages 3-5.  They will "race" to the finish line.  They will run approximately 50 yards to 200 yards.




Diaper Dash

The Diaper Dash will be held at 1:45pm on Saturday May 27th on East Center Street near the marathon finish line.

This event is free for all kids ages 6months to 24 months.  They will "race" to the finish line.  They will run/crawl approximately 50 yards or less.