The 10th Annual Kids Marathon will start off on the Trail de Paris at the Love Civic Center with an event at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Sponsored by the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry, the marathon is viewed as a means of improving the health of the community.
“Our children’s health is very important,” said Program Coordinator Merita Head, “and this event promotes that health in a fun way.”
The marathon is open to all Lamar County children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Registration forms will be available at the kick-off.
The Kids Marathon concludes between 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 on the Trail de Paris at the Love Civic Center. To receive the medal, children must complete a log sheet showing a total of 25 miles and attend the finale, where they must finish 1.2 miles.
Online registration is available by going to and searching for Kids Marathon 2019. For more information, contact Head at

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