November 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm
The Junior Marathon is for children 1st through 6th grade (school year 2013/14). Between June and November, participants run or walk a total of 25.2 miles. Special events, starting with the Market Street Mile to be held on June 22, 2013, will be provided to help participants earn some of those miles. Miles are logged, with the help of an adult, and on November 9, the last mile will be completed on the first loop of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon course.
Junior Marathon Entry Fees
$ 10 registration (March 1 thru November 6)
Online registation (through Active.com) opens on March 1, 2013.
Prior to November 9, 2013 Junior Marathon participants must run and/or walk a total of 25.2 miles. Miles need to be logged, with the help of an adult, using an official Junior Miracle Marathon Mileage log (download in pdf).
Participants may divide up the mileage however they like, although it is suggested that they log a mile at a time. Participants must complete their mileage under adult supervision. Special events to help participants earn mileage will be offered throughout the summer and fall, including the Elementary Cross Country Series. Other events will be posted on this site, so stay tuned.
Packets, including your race number and t-shirt, can be picked up:
- Friday November 8 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (est) - location to be announced
- Saturday November 9 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (est) at the start/finish location (6th Cavalry Museum)
Completed mileage logs must be turned in at packet pick up to receive race numbers.
The Last Mile
On November 9, 2013 participants will jog or walk the last mile of their marathon on part of the actual Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon course. Upon completion of the 26.2 miles, runners will receive a replica of the adult marathon finisher’s medal as a keepsake for their hard work and dedication.
Official Race Number
In order to receive your Official Junior Marathon Race Number, you must (1) Register for the Junior Marathon and (2) complete and log 25.2 miles prior to November 9. At packet pick up, Friday, November 9, we will ask you to present your mileage log, showing the completion of 25.2 miles. At that time, you will receive your official race number, t-shirt, and goody bag. Pin your race number to the front of the shirt you will wear for the Last Mile. Medallions will be given only to those children who cross the finish line wearing an official Junior Marathon race number. We recommend pinning the number on the shirt the night before.
Contact race directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.