MNy Monthly Challenges: Medtronic TC Kids Marathon Challenge

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Anywhere, this is a month-long virtual challenge.

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Monthly Motivation

A free month-long fitness challenge for kids ages 18 and under as part of the Twin Cities In Motion initiative to promote exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyles for kids and their families through a variety of fitness focused activities. Kids will strive for completing 26.2 miles of fitness October 26th - November 26th (Thanksgiving). We also have a 10 mile and 5K option. Different types of fitness count, including biking, skiing, rollerblading, walking and running! All kids participating in any distance will receive a Medtronic TC Kids Marathon water bottle. 

Challenge

Get 26.2 miles of fitness from October 26th through November 26th. Different types of fitness count, including biking, skiing, rollerblading, walking and running! There are also 10 mile and 5K options as well for our littlest athletes. 

Results

Kids can submit their mileage and track their progress within their Race Roster account. Here are instructions on how to do so! Here is also a video walkthrough of how to do so with one of our staff members guiding.

Tracking

Enjoy coloring your progress as the month goes on with this fun coloring sheet of the course map.

TC kids water bottle

Water Bottle

Each participant will receive this Medtronic TC Kids water bottle!
Race Details
Challenge

Get 26.2 miles of fitness from October 26th through November 26th. There are 10 mile and 5K options as well for our littlest athletes. 

Tracking

Enjoy coloring your progress as the month goes on with this fun coloring sheet of the course map.

Results

Kids can submit their mileage and track their progress within their Race Roster account. Here are written instructions on how to do so! Here is also a video walkthrough of how to do so with one of our staff members guiding.

Safety for Challenges

TOP COVID RELATED SAFETY TIPS  

  1. Don’t run if you feel sick    

  2. Follow all public health guidelines, including social distancing guidelines of staying 6ft from people not in your household  

  3. Don’t gather in large groups and avoid congregating in common areas    

  4. We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group  

  5. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds   

  6. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth  

  7. Wear a mask in public settings before and after your run   

  8. Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains  

  9. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass   

  10. Alter your route or time of day you exercise if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing  

TOP GENERAL SAFETY TIPS  

  1. Always follow all traffic and relevant instructions and ordinances for your method of movement —roads are NOT closed, so you must be responsible for your own safety and maintain situational awareness   

  2. If wearing headphones, keep volume down and only wear one ear bud.  Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you  

  3. Look and listen both ways before crossing   

  4. Write down or tell someone of your exercise route if you are leaving your home  

  5. Wear reflective material if you must work out before dawn or after dark   

  6. Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe.  Include any medical information  

  7. Run against traffic, bike with traffic, and follow any other ordinances or instructions for your type of movement  

  8. Drink when you feel thirsty, bring plenty of fluids  

  9. Exercise before it gets too hot or on a less humid day   

  10. If you’re feeling hot, lightheaded, or dizzy during the workout slow your pace to prevent overheating  

Questions?

Where do I complete the challenge?

We encourage all participants to complete their challenge via a route that starts from your home. We encourage all participants to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined by the state you live in. 

We discourage participants from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group  

How much does it cost?

It’s totally free! Twin Cities In Motion believes in promoting exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyles for kids and their families through a variety of fitness-focused activities and events. 

When will I receive my swag?

Water bottles will be mailed out mid-November to all kids participating.

Do I have to run?

No, we encourage you to run, walk, bike, skip, MOVE! For the Medtronic TC Kids Challenge we’ll be accepting any type of fitness that moves across distance, like active walking, running, biking, Nordic skiing, or snow shoeing to name a few.

How do I track my progress?

Kids can submit their mileage and track their progress within their Race Roster account. Here are written instructions on how to do so! Here is also a video walkthrough of how to do so with one of our staff members guiding.