Kid’s K 0.62 MILES
The University of Utah Health Salt Lake City Marathon has created a unique program for children ages 1-10 to get involved in the race-day action. Kids get to cross a safe, sectioned-off area of the same finish line as adult marathoners amidst a cheering crowd of spectators!
By allowing kids to participate in this exciting 1K run/walk alongside elite marathoners, our goal is to provide a springboard for a lifetime of healthy habits for children — not just a one-time activity. All participants receive goody bags with educational tools to learn about healthy nutrition, freebies from our sponsors, and discounts for parents to explore fitness options with their children year-round.
Nov. 8–Dec. 31
Jan. 1–Feb. 4
Feb. 5–Mar. 4
Mar. 5–Apr. 15
Apr. 15–Apr. 20
Apr. 21, 8pm MT
Online registration will remain open through the close of the expo. On-site registration is available at the Salt Lake City Marathon Quality of Life Expo on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no on-site registration or packet pick-up on race day.
Kids K Information
SWAG & Such
Each Kid’s K race participant will receive the following:
• A one-of-a-kind Salt Lake City Kids K t-shirt! — photo coming soon
• A finisher medal to proudly commemorate completing the race — photo coming soon
• A goody bag filled with gifts from our sponsors
• Great food at the finish line festival
What to Expect for Parents
Can I accompany my child? Parents are allowed to assist children between the ages of 0–4. Otherwise, the course is for kids only.
Are strollers or other wheeled items allowed on the course? To maintain safety for all participants, we prohibit strollers or other wheeled items (i.e. carts, wagons, roller skates, etc.) on the Kid’s K course.
What should my child wear? Don’t forget to wear your official Salt Lake City Marathon Kid’s K shirt, and come early to take part in all the marathon weekend festivities.
Packet Pickup will be located at the Quality of Life Expo. Each packet will contain the registered racer’s race bib, a participant T-shirt and a goody bag.
Not A Competition
There will not be an official finish time offered as the event focuses on participation rather than competition. All participants in the Kid’s K will receive a special finisher’s medal to commemorate their achievement.
Jump-Start to a Fit Life
The key mission of our Kid’s K is to:
- Promote the setting and achievement of goals
- Fight childhood obesity by teaching good habits and fundamentals that are part of a healthy lifestyle
- Build the self-esteem of children by providing a basis for a lifetime of health and fitness
To achieve this, the Kid’s K assists and supports parents, teachers, instructors and others who influence a child’s behavior and activity. These mentors provide positive experiences for our youth at a critical age, teaching them to make smart and healthy choices.
The organizers of the University of Utah Health Salt Lake City Marathon enthusiastically support physical education programs and organized activities in Utah that promote and maintain healthy lifestyles. Such programs are in great need, as proven by startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing over three times as many children today are overweight compared to 1980.
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Find answers to all of your (race) questions by visiting our FAQs page. If you’re still in need of help, contact us for further information.