Below are Frequently Asked Questions. Please read before registering:
1. How long is a marathon? 26.2 miles
2. How will my child run 26.2 miles? Children will run 25 miles BEFORE the race either at school or at home and the final 1.2 miles on race day.
3. When and where is the race? Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend (11/26/14); 10 am; at Seattle Center
4. What if my child can't make the race, can they still be in the marathon club? Sorry, no. Right now we are depending on volunteers to run lunch time and before school practices as well as to calculate mileage totals. We do not have enough volunteers to support a school wide system. If we have an abundance of volunteers this could change.
5. When does my child run their 25 "pre race" miles?At school during lunch recess starting Oct 3, during weekly morning practices starting Wednesday, Oct 3 or at home. Please write me (Miss Yamamoto) a note if your child does "at home" miles and I'll add it to their totals. Lunch practices are everyday if we have enough volunteers however, it is your child's choice if they run that day.
6. How much is the race? Approximately $20. Registration gets a t shirt, a medal and "tokens" to reward kids for completing mileage along the way! Registration is online at http://register.seattlemarathon.org/kids/. Group: Discovery Elem - Issaquah. Password: Eagle
7. How many miles should kids be running a week? About 3-4 miles. We have 8 weeks to do this :)! Even walks around the neigborhood count :)!
8. YOUR CHILD WILL NEED A PARENT TO RUN WITH ON RACE DAY! Registration will get you 2 "bibs", one for your child and one for an accompanying adult. This race is in downtown Seattle so I'm requiring ALL students have a designated accompanying adult to run WITH them on race day! (I will be cheering all the students on at the finish line and therefore will not be running with students.)
9. Will practices be held rain or shine? Yes, morning practices will be held rain or shine. Please dress your child appropirately. Lunch practices will be on rain or drizzle, but canceled during downpours.