Race Time: 12:00 Noon

The Amazon Kids 1K at the Mesa Marathon is a free non-timed race for children 12 and under. Participation is limited to the first 500 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants will receive a finisher ribbon, finisher certificate, shirt, and race bib. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed to any registrants who sign up after January 25, 2025.

Amazon Kids 1K runners are encouraged to pick up their packets at the Amazon Kid's Zone at the Mesa Marathon Expo. The Expo & Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, February 7th, 2025 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at a location TBD. Although it is discouraged, race packets may alternatively be picked up on race day between 10:00am and 11:30am at the Amazon Kids 1K start line.

The race route can be viewed in the map at the bottom of this page. The start line location is located on the northeast corner of Riverview Park near the playground. An arch will be setup to designate the starting line. The Amazon Kids 1K will be run along the perimeter of sidewalks that surround Riverview Park. Once the young participants reach the intersection at N. Riverview, they will be brought onto the street to finish under the arch that is used for the finish line of the marathon, half marathon, and 10K.

The race begins at 12:00 noon. Older children will be directed to line up nearest to the start line, and younger children will line up towards the back. One parent or guardian may escort their child along the route, but this is not required. Strollers are allowed, although they will be directed to line up at the back of the pack at the start line.

Kids and their parents should arrive at Riverview Park via the 202 or Rio Salado Parkway from the west. Due to the significant amount of traffic and road closures that accompany the race, we HIGHLY encourage you to enter the Riverview Park property from the west on Rio Salado and then take Clark Street or Sheffield Avenue to meet up with Cubs Way to park.

Refer to the Amazon Kids 1K Parking & Arrival Map to see the recommended route of arrival.


Amazon Kids 1K Course Map