The children’s fun runs are held as part of the annual Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. The runs take place in Forest Park and feature four different events for children ranging from toddlers, who maneuver the short carpeted course with a crawl or quick burst of energy to the awaiting arms of a parent, to children aged 2-10 years-of-age, who compete in either a 50-yard dash, 100 yard dash or half mile run. The excitement of these young participant’s faces as they compete is inspiring and for some is the starting line for a lifetime of fitness commitment.
Traditionally more than 500 children participate in one of the four different distances. Children receive an event t-shirt and commemorative finisher’s medal to celebrate their accomplishment.
- < 2 years old: Diaper Dash (for true "crawlers")
- 2 – 4 years old: 50 yard Dash
- 5 – 6 years old: 100 yard Dash
- 7 – 10 years old: ½ mile Run
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding experience, consider joining the more than 3,000 volunteers who help make GO! events and programs a success. The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend requires the majority of our volunteer needs, but as a not-for-profit organization, we have additional opportunities for anyone looking to donate their time. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.