Most experts agree that children should not be entered in marathons and half marathons.
They are doing it to raise money for children's fitness programs.
"Set your own goals," she says.
The new event is in addition to the women's 5K and the kid's run.
Runners will consume 400 pounds of pasta.
Seattle-area school kids had run 25 miles in training to race a 1.2-mile "marathon".