LONG BRANCH: For youngsters not looking to run 26.2 miles this weekend at the New Jersey Marathon, a smaller event for children has been set up for Saturday, April 26.
The New Jersey Marathon Kids Festival will be held on the Long Branch promenade at 9:30 a.m.
The event will include a 1.2-mile run/walk, face painters, music and refreshments for the entire family.
Each child that participates in the mini marathon will receive a T-shirt and finisher's medal. Parents and other family members are encouraged to join their children as they walk or run during the free event.
Children must have a parent or guardian present with them at the event.
The actual New Jersey Marathon will be held the following day, Sunday April 27 at Monmouth Park.