Children run various distances to accrue a sum total of 26.2 miles. The first 25.2 miles are run independently over time. Kids Running America participants then earn the unforgettable reward of coming together to complete their final mile and cross the actual finish line at one of our Final Mile Event!


Today's youth are reported as being the most inactive generation in history, creating major health care challenges. The cause of this epidemic comes from too much TV, video games, increased computer usage, excessive consumption of fast food and poor eating habits, and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. The percentage of overweight children has doubled over the last 30 years, leaving in its trail serious health and social consequences for the future of our children and our nation.

Effective tools and outlets are desperately needed. KRA is a goal based running program designed to equip children with the means to advance into life with a healthy lifestyle, teaching them to work for and achieve goals both personally as well as collectively.


KRA is an opportunity for young people to build self-esteem, improve their health and experience their own personal power! Based on a non-competitive philosophy, every coached training run and final event focuses on the goal of completion. Each KRA participant, whether on a training run or crossing the 'ultimate' finish line is a winner! While running is the core activity, KRA also equips each child with discipline, dedication and the skills to set and achieve goals