How KRA Works
KRA empowers today’s children to develop a healthier lifestyle through a purposeful program encompassing our unique incremental running programs as well as including educational elements that help develop a healthy lifestyle. Over a select period of time KRA participants run various distances and complete their own personal marathon or ultra (26.2 or 100 miles). The first 25.2 or 99 miles are run either with a team or independently. Kids Running America participants then finish their goal at a KRA Final Mile Event.
- Register a Team! Get your school, club, team, or organization to join in the fun! Participants will work with a group that will meet and run together over a given time frame with a KRA Mentor. The mentors not only help participants with all aspects of running, but also teach valuable life skills such as setting and achieving goals, making healthy choices, and learning the meaning of dedication and perseverance. Visit our Teams & Mentors page under the How KRA Works tab page to learn more about setting up a team.
- Register and Run! Simply register online by clicking on the program of your choice located under the Available Programs tab. Click on Runner Registration. If you are new to KRA, click on New Member Registration; here you will be creating your personal user account. Returning members simply login and update your profile.
- Track your Miles! KRA has created a unique and fun way for you to log and track your miles online with our Mileage Tracking System, complete with virtual map and earned pop-ups at every mile. In order to complete your personal marathon or ultra, you must accrue 25.2 or 99 miles prior to your selected program final mile event date. Run, log, learn, and watch your goal unfold!
- Track your extra activities or lifestyle! Our unique program engages further tracking tools and health and wellness curriculum. On your KRA personal platform you can track all your other physical activity outside of running, record how you are doing with your daily fruit and vegetable consumption, screen time, and the number of sugary beverages.
KRA Program Entry Fees vary depending on which one of our great programs you participate in. You may view program details by clicking on each available program under Available Programs.
Who Can Do KRA? Any child, regardless of age, willing to run, achieve goals and begin a lifetime of healthy living is eligible!