Novant Health Charlotte Marathon and Chick-fil-A Launch Kids Running Program

5/31/16

The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon and Chick-fil-A are teaming up to help fight pediatric obesity and encourage healthy habits in kids through the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon Program.

In the seven-week running program, participating kids (ages 11 and under) will run 25.2 miles over the seven weeks leading up to the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Participants will then join Charlotte Marathon festivities to run their final program mile on race day and finish out with 26.2 total miles.

The program begins on Sunday, Sept. 25 and includes: a seven-week training guide; training e-newsletters; two optional group runs with and advice from Run For Your Life running experts; entry to Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run; personalized bib on race day; tech race shirt; and a Marathon Program finisher medal at the finish line.

“Chick-fil-A has been an amazing supporter over the years, so we are excited to team up with them on the Kid’s Marathon Program,” said Tim Rhodes, race director of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. “Together, we are giving kids an opportunity to set and achieve fitness goals, and to learn healthy habits they can take with them through life.”

Registration for the Chick-fil-A Kid’s Marathon Program is open now until 11:59PM on Thursday, Sept. 22. Registration for just the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run will be available thru Sunday, Nov. 6 and at the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Expo on Friday, Nov. 11. There are also opportunities for participants to get their school, church or other youth organizations signed up as a group. For registration fees and to sign up, visit www.runcharlotte.com.

About Novant Health Charlotte Marathon

Racing through the streets of Charlotte, N.C. since 2005, the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon (formerly the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon) features a marathon, half-marathon, 5K run/walk, relay and a kids 1 mile fun run, the event draws participants from around the United States. For more information, visit www.runcharlotte.com.

Stay connected with the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CharlotteMarathon, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/CharlotteMarathon and Twitter at @CLTMarathon.

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