Marathon Kids

At Nike, we know that active kids do better  — they’re more resilient, do better academically, are more engaged with their communities and more successful in their future careers.


That’s one of the reasons why we teamed up with our community running partner, Marathon Kids, in 2015.


Marathon Kids engages kids in a positive, simple, goal-driven program that challenges them to run the equivalent of up to four marathons over the course of a season or school year. It allows kids of all abilities to unlock their potential, one mile at a time.


We believe that running has the power to show kids that they can achieve way more than they ever thought possible. Marathon Kids teaches grit, determination and the feeling of pure joy that comes from crushing your goals — both on and off the track.


Any caring adult who wants to get kids moving and help them reach their full potential can introduce the Marathon Kids program to their school or community for free. Registration includes access to Marathon Kids Connect, a free mobile app that makes it easy for coaches, teachers and parents to digitally track kids’ mileage and celebrate their achievements.


When we initially started our partnership in the U.S. five years ago, the Marathon Kids program existed in three states — it has since expanded to all 50… as well as the U.K.


Together, we’re making it easier to inspire and motivate kids around the world to lead healthier and happier lives.



Help make a difference and get kids in your community moving with Marathon Kids:


In the U.S., visit

In the U.K., visit