The Finish For Kids race team is dedicated to helping you successfully complete your training and achieving your goals on race day. As such, we have made available an excellent training program. You may join us online at www.fitnessjournal.org, FREE to all Finish For Kids team members (The online journal is free to everyone, even those training for the 10K!)
Additionally, Finish For Kids has personal coaches available to meet with you, evaluate your training and go running with you. If you are interested in a one-on-one option please contact us for further details and cost.
versatile training and recording opportunity. All Finish for Kids runners, both marathon and 10K runners are able to participate in this online journal for FREE! (a $35 value) Fitness Journal allows you to record your runs, plan weeks ahead, track progress, and follow the Finish for Kids training schedules. You will have an open forum to communicate with the other runners in the program, and much more. Maybe your goals are to track your diet, or maybe you want to treck across America. All this can be done at www.fitnessjournal.org
To register for the training program or to inquire about personal trainers, please e-mail email@example.com or
call 1-888-211-8575 and choose option #2 and we would be happy to assist you.
We encourage you to recruit family and friends to run the marathon, 10K or healthy kids fun run with you. Depending on the number of people you recruit, we would be happy to set up a group discount for you in some circumstances for teams as small as two people. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to inquire about available team discounts.
The Finish For Kids Marathon and 10K Race program exists for the purpose of allowing people to give additional meaning to the noble task of running a marathon or short race. While meeting personal running goals, individuals have the opportunity to raise money for improved access to medical care for thousands of people around the world!
The limits set represent required minimums. We encourage runners to continue to raise well past these amounts.
For marathon runners, we request $390 per runner, for 10K race participants, we request $195 per runner and for the healthy kids fun run we request $95 per runner.(Includes registration fees). In either case, we would expect to have the money raised by September 15, 2012.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments about our fundraising requirements or group discounts for this event. For questions on how the money you raise will be used, please visit The Carefree
Foundation and the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.
Our purpose in joining forces for this event has to do with our similar visions for improving access to medical care, and our belief that by combining our resources we will achieve a better outcome for both foundations and for our runners than if we organized marathon programs individually.
The 10K Walk/Run exists to allow individuals to participate in a shorter race. The Carefree Foundation and FIMRC encourage family and friends of marathon runners to consider completing the 10K Walk/Run as a show of support for the marathon runner and to help further the cause of raising money for improved healthcare access.
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $195, with a $50 deposit when enrolling. Benefits available to 10K Walk/Run participants are similar to those available to our marathon runners.
Whether you run a marathon or a 10K race, we encourage you to make a difference in the world and support the missions of
To sign up for the 10K race, please click here
Healthy Kids Fun Run
Finish for Kids is excited to anounce that we are againe offering an exciting opportunity for youngsters to participate in this leadoff event. The Healthy Kids Fun Run will take place the day before the marathon and 10K. For more information please contact us at 888-211-8575 and choose option #2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up for the Healthy Kids Fun Run, please click here
What You Get
The Finish For Kids Marathon team is offering the following exclusively to our runners:
Area on race day to store belongings and meet up with other Finish for Kids team members
Special items to identify yourself as a Finish for Kids team member on race day
Option of a free membership to Fitness Journal Online
10% discount at select DC running stores
Ability to check items at the Finish for Kids designated area at the Start/Finish line. This is a special meet-up/warmup/cooldown area with post-race refreshments and a Finish for Kids extras!
Continuous motivation and support from a dedicated and friendly staff
Many of these items come from sponsorship through local businesses. Our continued efforts to expand sponsorship over the coming days and months will lead to an expanded list of gifts, services and discounts available to Finish For Kids team members.
Race Weekend Info
Details for our runners will be available in the coming months. Please check back for info about the locations of support
and checking stations, packet pickup, travel and hotel information, and all necessary details for the big race and the whole weekend. In the meantime you can
get race day details from the MCM.
Why Run a Marathon?
Less than .1% of the population in America has ever run a marathon. Just getting to the start line is something that millions of people have never, and will never do. It is an accomplishment that you will never forget. Running 26.2 miles is a mental as well as physical journey. Training properly will help you safely prepare to get to the finish line. Watch your body composition change to muscle, your blood pressure and cholesterol levels drop, and your endurance capacity increase. You heart will be healthier, and so will your mind. Even if you don't want to run a marathon this year, challenge yourself, train for the 10K. Complete that New Years Resolution. No matter what your goals are, make 2012 YOUR YEAR!