7:50 AM | November 11, 2017


In an effort to fight pediatric obesity and encourage healthy habits in kids, the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon has partnered with Chick-fil-A to create a 7 week running program for kids 11 and under. Participating kids will run 25.2 miles over the 7 weeks leading up to race day. They will then join Charlotte Marathon festivities to run their final program mile on race day and finish out with 26.2 total miles.

Program Includes

  • 7 Week Training Guide (9/24-11/11)
  • 7 Weekly Training E-Newsletters
  • 7 Optional Group Runs (1x week) 
  • Access to dedicated Kid’s Running Coach, available to answer questions, help your kids through their training and lead at weekly Group Runs
  • Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run entry
  • Personalized bib on race day
  • Race Shirt
  • Marathon Program finisher medal at the finish line


Registration for the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon Program will close at 11:59 PM Thursday, September 21.  Participants will receive their Welcome email and training kit on Friday, September 22.

Registration for the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run will be available through Sunday, November 5 and at the Expo on Friday, November 10.


All 1 Mile and Kids Marathon Program participants receive a prize to be redeemed at the Chick fil A finish festival tent!


Charlotte Marathon Kids Run Map



until Wednesday August 30


until September 21

Multi-child pricing is available for the Marathon Program



until Wednesday August 30


until Sunday November 5

Online Registration Closed

November 6-9


at the Expo on 11/10


Can I participate in just the 1 Mile on race day, rather than the whole program?

Yes! You don’t have to participate in the marathon program to run on race day. Individual 1 Mile registration includes:

  • Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run entry
  • Tech Race Shirt
  • 1 mile medal at the finish line

Is group sign-up available?

Yes! For information on how to get your school, church or other youth organization signed up as a group, contact Aaliyah@runforyourlife.com.

Will there be photos taken during the race?

Yes, and there will be FREE PHOTOS for all participants! That’s right; we have partnered with SportsPhotos.com this year to provide your photos for FREE download after the race. Runners will receive an e-mail from SportsPhotos.com within 24 hours of the race with a link to their online album. If a runner did not provide an e-mail address when they registered, or if there is an error in receiving the e-mail, they can access their photos online 24 hours after the race.  Printed photos will be available for purchase.

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