The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is less than a month away and while the athletes train for the Full and half marathons and 5k events, area kids are also in training to get their 26.2 miles in their meantime through the Covenant Kids Run.

Zoo Knoxville will host the kick-off event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at noon. Kids will run 1 mile at the zoo and then log a total of 25 miles in the time between the kick off and the last 1 mile race on March 24, 2018 (The day before the Knoxville Marathon). In all, they will run/walk a total of 26.2 miles which is the distance of a full marathon.

The Covenant Kids run is designed to encourage local youths to make healthy choices like eating right, exercising, and getting plenty of rest. It's designed to help build self esteem and confidence in children by setting goals and promoting teamwork.

Each child will get a log book to keep track of their activities. Registration for the one mile run at Zoo Knoxville is $20 per child (the fee will also cover their registration for the final run on March 24.)

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