Kids 13.1 Program or 1/2 Mile

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Register for Kids 1/2 Mile Here (This does not include the 13.1 program)

Register for Kids 13.1 Program Here (This includes the 13.1 program details below)

There is a Virtual Kids 1/2 Mile available

Race time is at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 24th at the corner of Exchange & Court. The kids will finish under the big arch. The Kids 1/2 Mile will get their own specific finishers medal. Must register to participate.

Both above events are for ages 5 to 12 ONLY.


Kids 13.1 Program
Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Kids 13.1 Program​

The Kids 13.1 Program is a great way for kids 5 to 12 to participate in the Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. As a participant, your child will run or walk the distance of a half marathon (13.1 miles) over the course of three weeks.  With the final 1/2 mile culminating at the race on April 24th where they will earn their medal.

How It Works

At the Kids 13.1 Program Kickoff (Sunday, April 3rd at 10 am at Fleet Feet @ The Armory (155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620)), the first 1/2 will be run together. This is where you will receive everything you need to complete the Kids 13.1 Program. Then using the honor system, your child will track the miles they run or walk (in 1/2 mile increments) on their official tracking form. Their goal should be to complete 4ish miles each week for a total of 12ish miles, such that the final 1/2 mile is with everyone on race day.

To keep them motivated along the way, they can bring their tracking form into any Fleet Feet location (Armory: 155 Culver Road | Ridgeway: 2522 Ridgeway Avenue | Victor: 237 High Street Ext) to receive a high five and a toe token once they've reached certain milestones. These rewards are available at any time the stores are open.

On Sunday, April 24th at 10:30am we'll gather at the Blue Cross Arena (corner of Exchange and Court) to complete the final 1/2 miles of their half marathon (13.1 program). Once they cross the official Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon finish line, they'll receive their official Kids 13.1 Half Marathon finisher's medal!

Registration Details

  • The cost of the 13,1 program is $20
  • The cost of just the 1/2 mile is $15
  • There will be a cap so please register soon

Important Dates/Times

  • Kids 13.1 Packet Pickup | Fleet Feet @ The Armory | Saturday, April 2nd from 9AM-1PM
  • Kids 13.1 Kickoff | Fleet Feet @ The Armory | Sunday, April 3 at 10 am (Packet Pickup opens at 9 am) 
  • Fleet Feet Health & Wellness Expo (Race Packet PickUp) | Fleet Feet @ The Armory | Fri, April 22nd 12pm-6pm & Sat, Sat., April 23rd, 10am-4pm
  • Race Day | Blue Cross Arena | Sunday, April 24th at 10:30am

What's Included in Kids 13.1 Program

  • Official Mileage Tracking Form (available at the Kickoff or Packet Pickup on April 3rd)
  • Kids Half Marathon Decal (available at the Kickoff or Packet Pickup on April 3rd)
  • Special Savings At Fleet Feet (available at the Kickoff or Packet Pickup on April 3rd)
  • Endless Encouragement from Fleet Feet Outfitters (as often as needed, just stop by either store)
  • Toe Tokens (available from Fleet Feet once you've reached the milestones of 2 miles, 4 miles, 6 miles, 8 miles, 10 miles & 12 miles)
  • Weekly Group Run/Walk (optional group workouts from the 3 Fleet Feet locales )
  • Kids Half Marathon Race Bib (available at the Fleet Feet Health & Wellness Expo when you pickup your packet on April 22nd & 23rd)
  • Kids Half Marathon Finisher's Medal (available at Finish Line on Sunday, April 24th)
  • Kids Limited Edition 13.1 Short Sleeve Cotton tee for extra purchase of $10 - available until April 1st