KiDSMARATHON has been successfully incorporated into running events across the country. Our partnering events proudly host the grand finale of the 8 week program!

Kids complete their “marathon” in grand fashion, by running the last mile on the race course itself, in front of hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of cheering spectators.   Imagine the feeling!   It is a great finale to the program, and the kids receive the recognition they deserve as well as a fantastic memory. Below is a list of some of our partnering events.

New York City Marathon Journey and Inspirations for our KiDS of today

The Sports Entertainment Network is a multi-platform content and entertainment group delivering compelling content that leverages and ignites the passion of sports fans. Recently, Rod Dixon talked with Mark Watson, Tokyo Olympic commentator, and Grant Elliot, Former Blackcap and Saturday Session host about his achievements and inspiration to with the 1983 New York City Marathon. Listen to Rod’s story and his reflection on his career on Spotify, or Whooskaa.

Torrington KiDSMARATHON 26.2

Torrington KiDSMARATHON 26.2 has a great introduction and presentation to the Torrington Connecticut schools and community by Coach Tim Gaffney.

Tim has been impressive with his communication with the K-5 schools in the region of schools at Torrington, Thomaston, Northfield, Litchfield, Bantam.

Tim is also connected with Mayor O’Leary’s KiDSMARATHON 26.2 in Waterbury Connecticut working closely with City Town Clerk Michael Dalton and the YMCA.

Learn more about what Torrington have been doing with KiDSMarathon cumulating with a June 5th celebration.

Connecticut Association of Schools Events

The Connecticut Association of Schools, in partnership with Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities is sponsoring KiDSMARATHON events across the state of Connecticut. We couldn’t be more excited for this communal participation from an entire state!

Specific celebration dates are:
Cheshire High school – May 14th
Danbury – June 4th
Trumball – May 22nd
Glastonbury – May 22nd
Philip Smith School, South Windsor – June 1st
Waterbury, Main Street – June 2nd
EO Smith High School, Storrs – June 4th
Waterford – June 4th
Torrington – June 7th

Over 5,000 kids are participating. Learn more about what CAS is doing in CT on the new KiDSMARATHON-CT website

The Connecticut Association of Schools has been involved with the Rod Dixon KiDSMarathon program for many years, and in 2018 it formed an alliance with the New York Road Runners to encourage youngsters to participate in the program. Read more here.

Auckland Marathon

Auckland, New Zealand

4,000 kids participated last year. The 2011 program was quite a success. 4000 Kids participated our goal in 2012 will be over 5500 kids. The Auckland Marathon serves as a great example of KiDSMARATHON in action! Learn more about the marathon on the race site. KiDSMARATHON in Auckland > 

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation

Today’s Youth across the Globe are considered the most inactive in history, as a result, the rate of obesity among children and teenagers has more than tripled over the past three decades.

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation and Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation are committed to reversing this trend by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and healthy lifestyle programs for youth


Phoenix, AZ | New Orleans, LA | Washington D.C. | +12 more
(see full schedule of Cities across USA)

50,000 kids participatingRod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation has been appointed Special Adviser, Consultant and Ambassador to the Kids Rock program. Our shared mission is to create a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children at risk of obesity-related health problems. KiDS ROCK Contact Information