“JUST FOR THE KIDS”
Marafun is a program that has been developed by the SRRA in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Marathon. The Marafun will provide the opportunity for kids ages 7 – 13 years to participate in the Saskatchewan Marathon in a novel way. Each Marafun participant will run, walk, or wheelchair a minimum of 4 km per week in the weeks leading up to race day. They’ll cap off their hard work with a fun 2.2 km run on part of the marathon course on Race Day. Throughout the program there will be opportunities for the participants to learn about an active lifestyle, maintaining a physical activity program to promote health, and the importance of having personal goals. It is truly a unique way for kids to increase their activity levels, nutritional knowledge, and self esteem!
The Marafun program grew from less than 300 participants in 2011 to almost 1,000 kids in 2012.