Why We Run Curriculum

Free Lesson Plans for Educators

To understand the importance of the Run to Remember, the Memorial has created this curriculum that includes three components.

  • The Story: History of the bombing and the creation of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.
  • Get Fit: Tips on getting healthy and preparing for the race.
  • Got Character: Emphasizing 16 weekly positive character traits.

Four lessons per month (total of 16) through Race Day are provided to all participants. In addition, there are four videos that highlight a character Word of the Week. These videos are presented by Oklahoma’s own Darci Lynne Farmer, winner of America’s Got Talent! These are sure to get your kids excited about the race.

Running Log

Record your kids’ training distances and encourage them to complete all 25 miles before race day.

Download Running Log (PDF)

Running Shoe Coloring Page

Show Why You Run the Kids Marathon by creating your very own running shoe! Display the designs in high traffic areas to increase awareness for the Kids Marathon and fuel school spirit.

Download Coloring Shoe (PDF)

Oklahoma Mileage Map

Record your family’s distances and learn about the geography and history of Oklahoma. The Mileage Map spans the state – highlighting landmarks and the Finish Line in Oklahoma City – and represents all Oklahomans coming together.

Download Mileage Map (PDF)

Completion Certificate

Recognize your Kids Marathoners and their dedication with a Kids Marathon Training Program certificate. Print it out and present it to those students who complete the 25 miles of training leading up to Race Day!

Download Certificate (PDF)

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