Kids of STEEL Program
The Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL Program is an exercise and nutrition program developed to promote healthy lifestyle habits in kids. In 2012, 1,600 students from 30 local schools completed the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL Program. This program is recommended for kids in grades kindergarten through 6th.
Over the course of 18-weeks kids will run 26.2 miles culminating with the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on May 4, 2013. To encourage healthy eating habits, kids are asked to taste and study different fruits and vegetables. We recommend that kids try at least 2 to 3 different fruits and vegetables each week. Please visit our KOS Nutrition page for all of your tasting options. Students will track their miles and tastings and turn in a completed log at the KOS booth at the Kids Festival presented by Eat'n Park on race day.
Not a student at a KOS school? Don't worry, you can still participate on your own! All children registered for the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL & Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon as an individual participant will receive their training log via email in December. Complete your training and tasting at home, fill in your log and bring it to the KOS booth at the Kids Festival presented by Eat'n Park on race day.
We are no longer accepting new schools or groups for the 2013 Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program. Please contact Katie Pavlich at email@example.com if your school or group would like to be added to the waitlist for 2014.
KOS school benefits include:
- Ability to earn complimentary registrations for the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon
- Same start time and central meeting location on race day for all your students
- Your t-shirts and race numbers will all be available before race day
- Schools with 50 kids registered for the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL Program will be entered in a random drawing to receive a $1,000 grant toward their school's P.E. program - 5 grants will be distributed in 2013
NEW for 2013: Kids registering for the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program as an individual or with a Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL school must register online. To register your child for BOTH KOS and the Kids Marathon, you will select “Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL & Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon” during the registration process.
Registration for ONLY the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon is also available online.
*ActiveWorks, an updated version of our Active.com registration service, charges a modest transaction fee that will appear on the Cart Summary prior to your credit card transaction on the payment page.
Note: Parents running with their child must indicate they are running and include their information on the child's registration form. If you are registered for the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program you must still register for the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program registration does not guarantee entry into the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon.