LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The YMCA is incorporating a unique youth component into the Half Marathon. This pilot program is inviting kids ages 5-14 to walk/run during the month of October.
The youth will complete 12 miles throughout the month and will finish the balance of their "half marathon" (or the final 1.1 miles) during the actual 13.1 mile half marathon November 3.
When they cross the finish line they will experience the cheering crowds and will pass under the finish arch and receive a medal. The "Y" expects about 300 kids to participate.
The pilot program is trying to encourage physical activity in youth and is presented by HumanaVitality.