PEPSI KIDS’ GRAND PRIX 2021 UPDATE

It’s a New Year, and the Kids’ Grand Prix is trying to return to some normalcy. This year kids will have the choice of a couple of challenges. First, the return of races—run four of the five Kids’ Grand Prix races to earn the title of a Kids’ Grand Slammer. Those races include Spring Forward, Mayor’s Run, Havelock Run, Lincoln Mile, and Holiday Run. The other challenge is running a half marathon (13.1 miles) or full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the year. Depending on the distance you choose, run a mile or two or three each month to add up to the distance of a half marathon or a full marathon. Kids who run the half will earn a short-sleeved T-shirt, and kids who run the full will earn a long-sleeve T-shirt. And finally, the BONUS workouts are back! Every other month, do the bonus workout and your name will be entered in a drawing for a free pair of shoes from the Lincoln Running Company. See the link below.

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WHAT IS THE PEPSI KIDS’ GRAND PRIX?

There are two ways to become a 2021 Pepsi Kids’ Grand Prix Grand Slammer.

Run 4 of the 5 Kids’ Grand Prix Races

Spring Forward | 1 mile | March 27

Mayor’s Run | 1 mile | May 1

Havelock Run | 3K | June 5

Lincoln Mile | 1 mile | July 11

Holiday Run | 1 mile | December 5

Run a Half or Full Marathon over the Course of the Year

Run 1, 2, or 3 miles a month to add up to 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles by December 31, 2021. Record your monthly miles on the Google Form below.

Of course, you can do both!

Bonus Workouts Are Back!

Every other month, do the Bonus Workout to have your name entered in a drawing for a free pair of shoes from the Lincoln Running Company! And stay in shape by doing your favorite Bonus Workouts from 2020. The Pepsi Kids’ Grand Prix was created to promote youth running in Lincoln and surrounding communities.

Check back each month for a link to the Google Form to upload your run or walk and your BONUS workout, which will give you the chance to win a pair of shoes from the Lincoln Running Company.

Google Form for Half and Full

2021 BONUS WORKOUTS

FEBRUARY

2020 BONUS WORKOUTS

MAY • JUNE • JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER • NOVEMBER • DECEMBER

WHAT IS THE BONUS WORKOUT?

She’s back! Randolph Elementary PE teacher Mallory Nutt will continue to create heart-pumping workouts that you can do to earn a BONUS in the 2021 Pepsi Kids’ Grand Prix. Join her every other month for a new workout that you (and your parents and brothers and sisters) can do once a month, once a week, or once a day!

Mallory Nutt is a proud physical education teacher currently in her eighth year of teaching. The last four have been spent teaching physical education at Randolph Elementary School in Lincoln. She has taught fourth through eighth grade physical education at C. L. Jones Middle School in Minden, Nebraska, and health, physical education, and adaptive physical education at Kearney High School. She is currently on her second year of serving on the SHAPE (Society of Health And Physical Eduction) Nebraska Board, helping to promote the overall health and well-being through out the state of Nebraska. She loves being outdoors playing softball, basketball, pickleball, hiking, and running to name a few. She has two dogs that she takes on daily walks and has fun teaching them new tricks.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PEPSI KIDS’ GRAND PRIX?

All students through sixth grade as of March 2021 are eligible to participate.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN?

If you register for an LTC race, the entry fee is $8.00 for the shortest distance race. When you register you will note your age on the entry form to receive the discount. 

The half and full marathon program is free.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE FOR BEING A GRAND SLAMMER?

If you run four of the five Pepsi Kids’ Grand Prix races, you will receive a Grand Slammer T-shirt and a plaque indicating that you are a 2021 Grand Slammer.

If you do the half or full marathon challenge, you’ll earn a short-sleeve T-shirt for doing the half and a long-sleeved T-shirt for doing the full marathon.

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

You may contact Michelle Bivens, Kids’ Grand Prix Director, by email through our contact form.