Kids 1 Mile


7:50 AM | November 14, 2020


The Charlotte Marathon is an event for everyone, including kids! There are two participation options for kids, allowing the whole family to enjoy race events together.

In an effort to fight pediatric obesity and encourage healthy habits in kids, the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon has partnered with Chick-fil-A to create a 7 week running program for kids 11 and under. Participating kids will run 25.2 miles over the 7 weeks leading up to race day. They will then join Charlotte Marathon festivities to run their final program mile on race day and finish out with 26.2 total miles.

Program Includes

  • 7 Week Training Guide (10/1-11/14)
  • 7 Weekly Training E-Newsletters
  • 7 Optional Group Runs (1x week)
  • Access to dedicated Kid’s Running Coach, available to answer questions, help your kids through their training and lead at weekly Group Runs
  • Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run entry
  • Personalized bib on race day
  • Race Shirt
  • Marathon Program finisher medal at the finish line


Registration for the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon Program will close at 11:59 PM Friday, September 11.  Participants will receive their Welcome email and training kit on Monday, September 14.

Registration for the Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run will be available through the Expo on Friday, November 13.


All 1 Mile and Kids Marathon Program participants receive a prize to be redeemed at the Chick fil A finish festival tent!


Charlotte Marathon Kids Run Map



until Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:59PM

Multi-child pricing is available for the Marathon Program


This course is for younger runners, giving them the chance to cross the same finish line as the marathoners. Chick-Fil-A also gives away a special prize to all Kid’s 1 Mile finishers.

Registration includes:

  • Race shirt
  • Personalized bib on race day
  • Marathon Program finisher medal at the finish line


until Tuesday, December 31 at 11:59PM


until Sunday, May 31 at 11:59PM


until November 6 at 11:59PM


Saturday, November 7 through Health & Wellness Expo


Can I participate in just the 1 Mile on race day, rather than the whole program?

Yes! You don’t have to participate in the marathon program to run on race day. Individual 1 Mile registration includes:

  • Chick-fil-A Charlotte Kid’s Marathon 1 Mile Fun Run entry
  • Tech Race Shirt
  • 1 mile medal at the finish line

Is group sign-up available?

Yes! For information on how to get your school, church or other youth organization signed up as a group, contact Lisa at .

Will there be photos taken during the race?

Yes! We will have multiple “Selfie Stations” at some of the most beautiful locations in Charlotte. Volunteers will be ready to grab your phone, hand you the #RunCharlotte frame, and snap a photo that will be yours that second! We will also have a professional photographer at the finish line to snap your pic with your newest piece of bling from the Queen City.

 READY TO #RunCharlotte?