On a sunny Saturday morning, more than 1,000 local students participated in KiDS ROCK Arizona at Tempe Beach Park.
Credit: Nils Nilsen
KiDS ROCK Arizona is a non-timed, non-competitive 1-mile kids run. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can become marathon finishers on race day by completing a marathon-training program, where they accumulate 25.2 miles over a four to eight week training period and then finish the final mile on race day. KiDS ROCK is aligned with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, as well as the President’s Challenge, which encourages youth fitness. Runners can earn President’s Challenge rewards for staying active and tracking their progress with other kids nationwide.