The McAllen Kids Marathon is a collaboration between McAllen ISD, the City of McAllen, and several public and private entities that are committed to teaching healthy living habits to the children of the Rio Grande Valley. The challenge is for children to run the equivalent of a marathon (26.2 miles) over a four-month period to get into the habit of daily exercise. For the past seven years, we celebrated the McAllen Kids Marathon Kickoff with a pep rally. Be ready to make the commitment on October 1, 2021. The event is open to PreK-8th grade students from McAllen ISD and surrounding districts. We are currently securing sponsors to provide medals and t-shirts. The Final Mile of the marathon is scheduled for January 2022.