We’re less than 24 hours away from the final mile and we mark it with a final news conference at Wilson Elementary School, which had a 100 percent participation rate in this year’s Kids Marathon.
Kids: Kindergarten through 8th graders please join us to run/walk your Final Mile of the McAllen Kids Marathon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the McAllen Convention Center. It’s totally FREE!
Registration begins at 7 a.m. The Final Mile race begins at 8 a.m.
T-shirts from Texas A&M Healthy South Texas and UTRGV are available only for children who pre-registered prior to the Nov. 8, 2016, deadline.
Medals given to the first 4,500 participants, courtesy of United Healthcare.
One parent per child will be allowed on the run course but medals and T-shirts only are for children.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez brought a group of police cadets to lead a mile-long run with kids involved in the McAllen Kids Marathon. Rodriguez spoke about the importance of setting and achieving goals.
Former NFL linebacker Keith Davis, who played for the New York Giants, shares his thoughts after participating in kickoff to the McAllen Kids Marathon. Don’t forget to register and log in your miles for a chance at winning several prizes.
They’re too young to participate in the full McAllen Kids Marathon, but these pre-kindergarteners were nonetheless eager to join us somehow. So we made them ambassadors. For more on this, check this out.