|Y Kids Marathon||Back|
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Y Kids Marathon, part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.
Leading up to race day, children track physical activities that count as
“kilometers” towards completing all 42.2 km of a marathon. On Sunday
May 26, they will complete the last 1.2 kms of their “marathon” by
participating in a special kids-only race at the
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend!
Children are encouraged to fundraise and collect pledges - all proceeds
support the Y Kids Academy.
Kids can join a school team or run/walk with their friends! This event is
capped at 2000 participants, so register early. To register, please visit
the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend website and select “Y Kids Marathon”
as your race of choice!
All proceeds will support the Y Kids Academy – an award-winning Y
initiative that addresses childhood inactivity by offering a free program
that combines properly designed strength and cardiovascular training
sessions with classroom instruction on healthy, active living.
Each registered child will receive a Y Kids Marathon t-shirt and a medal to
wear on race-day, as well as the chance to raise money to earn some
To download your pledge and activity tracker forms, please click here.
NEW! Keep track of your activity with the new Y Kids Marathon Tracker App and your name will be entered into a draw to win a week at camp*! App is available for all Apple platforms (iPhone, iPad and iPod) and requires 1OS 5.0 or later.
*Must be a registered Y Kids Marathon participant and complete tracking your marathon kilometers in order to be entered into draw.
Sponsor a Runner
If you would like to sponsor a runner online, follow these steps:
1. Go to https://www.envisionsecure.net/ymcaywca.ca//en_donate.asp
2. Fill out your information as required, and under “Designate Your Gift” choose “Other”.
3. In the box below “Other”, indicate who you are sponsoring using the following format: Y Kids Marathon – Runner’s name. All runner designated donations will go towards the individual’s pledge total.
We are now recruiting volunteers! As a volunteer you will receive the
training you need and a Y Volunteer T-shirt.
To fill out a volunteer form, please click here.
For more information about the Y Kids Marathon please email YKM@ymcaywca.ca