Mentors are only required if you are planning to create a team of runners within a school, club or youth organization.
Without mentors, KRA would not be possible. You are what makes this program happen. Our website is designed to give you all the information you need to mentor your team. It is our goal to make mentoring a KRA team easy, fun and gratifying. We have put together two different reference guides to help you understand our program and to supply you with the tools needed to run a successful team. Once you have created a team you will have complete access to these two guides. Utilizing the Mentor Quick Steps and the Coach/Mentor Handbook, and with assistance from your assigned Mentor Coordinator, we hope we have set all the pieces in place to make this a rewarding experience.
Creating a New Team: First select which KRA program you will be participating (KRA Premier Denver Final Mile Event, It's Your Marathon - Colorado or It's Your Marathon - National). The first step in creating your team is choosing a Lead Mentor. During their registration processes they will create your new team. There is no fee to creating a team. The Lead Mentor will be the main source of contact with KRA and will have access to all team information. You can create a team and register as a Lead Mentor by selecting the Lead Mentor - Create a Team button.
If your team requires further support, you may sign up additional Mentors to help you. These Mentors will register for free by clicking on correct program and then the Mentor Registration button and selecting your team name during the registration process. Once your Lead Mentor has registered and created your team, the Lead Mentor will be contacted by an assigned KRA Mentor Coordinator. This individual will help you get started, answer any questions throughout your weeks of training, and assist in any way your team needs.
Runners may register by clicking on the correct KRA progam, select the Runner Registration button and then select your team name during the registration process.
Remember ~Once you have created a team you will have complete access to the Mentor Quick Steps and the Coach Mentor Handbook
Mentor Quick Step: This one page reference guide will offer step by step information about how to start and run our program.
Coach/Mentor Handbook: KRA has designed a Coach/Mentor Handbook to use as a resource throughout your weeks of training. In this handbook you will find tips on stretching and running, fun activities, Life Tool Topics and FAQ's. You will be able to download your Coach/Mentor Handbook from your Lead Mentor account.
Set Up Your Training Schedule & Course In order for the children to accomplish their goal of completing the marathon distance, they must first accrue 25.2 miles over a given time frame. You, as mentors, will need to figure out how many days you will have to accrue these 25.2 miles. You decide what days and times your team will meet and how far they must run each time in order to accrue the 25.2 miles before going down to participate at the Final Mile Event.
Example: If you were to start 10 weeks out from the Final Mile Event and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, your team would need to run 1.25 at each meeting, thus totaling 25.2 miles.
Training Course: If your team is part of a school, check with your school’s Physical Education teacher first, often times PE teachers already have a course/or courses mapped out. Most PE teachers also have a calibrated wheel that you may borrow to measure out your specific course. Most wheels are set in foot measurements. One mile equals 5280 feet. Should you need any help measuring your course or require the use of a wheel, please contact your KRA Mentor Coordinator.
For safety reasons all school teams must run and have their course within school property.