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The Kids Run The OC Training Program is a 10 to 12 week local school program designed to help pre-adolescent kids become more physically fit, promote an active and healthy lifestyle and combat the onset of childhood obesity. . . while having fun! This is accomplished through various games, which help improve speed, agility, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and your child's overall fitness. Students from each participating school are led through our popular and fun training program at their school by The OC Marathon certified coach. By the end of the program each student will have accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles of fun activity, and will be ready to finish their own Marathon by completing their final mile at the Kids Run The OC held in conjunction with The OC Marathon finish line events at the OC Fair and Event Center on Saturday, May 5, 2012. 

In 2009 we had 900 student runners and increased to nearly 2,000 in 2010.  We had 40 schools participate in 2010 (up from 26 in 2009) to 57 in 2011 with 3,000 student runners, 67 in 2012 with 4,000 student runners and oon May 4, 2013 we hosted over 4,500 participants.  We really hope you’ll consider joining the fun on May 3, 2014.