1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama, Jefferson County, United States

Start Date

02/12/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, 1 Mile

February 12, 2022 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is not a Fun Run.  Even though it will be fun, it is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program designed for children kindergarten (K5) through 5th grade. (Must be 5 years old on race day.)  Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the five month program. To achieve this goal, kids must train for the last mile of their marathon by running a total of 25.2 miles in 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or 1 mile increments between September 2021 through January 2022 to qualify for race day participation. There are NO official winners, but the event is timed so your child can chart their progress from the beginning of their training in September until race day. Our motto is "if you had fun you won"!!!

Students run in PE class and/or with a parent and keep a running log sheet to track their progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. As each child completes the final mile on the actual marathon course on Saturday, February 12, 2022, he/she will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon Finisher’s Medal, a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal.  The event is held at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.

Fees:

$20 (online registration only) until November 15, 2021

$40 (online registration only) until November 30, 2021

It is our policy that we do not offer refunds or transfers of registrations.

 

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Kindergarten

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  2. 1st Grade

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  3. 2nd Grade

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  4. 3rd Grade

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  5. 4th Grade

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  6. 5th Grade

    Brief Description: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon is an innovative five month endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. In order to participate in the event each child will run a total of 25.2 miles in increments of one-quarter to one mile from September to January. Each student will run in PE class (if their school participates as group), and/or with their parent(s) and will keep a running log sheet to track his/her progress. Mileage is based on adult supervision and the honor system. The children will complete their final mile of the marathon on Saturday, February 12, 2022 on the official course of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. To be eligible to run the last mile of the marathon on race day, each child must have logged 25.2 miles. As each child completes the final distance and crosses the official finish line they will receive a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal (a miniature version of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon finisher’s medal). There are no official winners. Our motto is “if you had fun you won!”. Your child must run on Saturday February 12, 2022 on the official course to receive his or her medal.
    Activity Starts: 2/12/2022 11:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Long sleeved technical fabric shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/17/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 11/17/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 12/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


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