Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 12:06 pm

Research has shown that babies can generally move anywhere between 1 and 7km in a single day. The world’s first Baby Marathon is going to put this theory to the test and measure how much babies really move.

The chosen little ones won’t actually be crawling down the streets. Instead, they will attempt to complete 21km over a seven-day period, across some of the toughest terrain known to babies – their very own dummy-dotted, toy-strewn homes.

These four little athletes will be crawling, walking and waddling through their everyday routines wearing a specially designed distance-tracking device. “We worked incredibly hard over the past eight months,with a company called Brand Foundry, who helped us come up with a piece of technology that could not only track the little one’s movements and convert this into kilometres, but be safe for them to use as well,” explains Morné van Emmenes, Senior Brand Manager for Huggies.

Meet the contenders

The world’s first Baby Marathon will feature, in no particular order of cuteness:

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  • Super-fast eight-month-old Ramon “Thunder Pants” Thobejane
  • Always-on-the-go nine-month-old Grayson “Racin’ Grayson” Llewellyn
  • As-busy-as-she-is-adorable 11-month-old Thando “Hurricane Thando” Sithole
  • And last but not least, punching way above his weight, seven-month-old Danté “Danger Boy”

Where to watch the marathon

During the run-up to the marathon, you can go to babymarathon.co.za and check out the babies’ profiles. You will be able to see their likes and dislikes and even watch some of their training techniques. You will also see their choice in Huggies gear – Huggies Pants or Huggies Gold, because every little athlete needs the perfect fit.

You can sign up to The World’s First Baby Marathon to stay informed about each stage of the marathon. When signing up, you will be given your own unique race number which will put you into the draw for some amazing Huggies and Adidas hampers.

So, what are you waiting for? Go sign up and don’t forget to tune onto babymarathon.co.za on September 18 to watch all the action unfold in The World’s First Baby Marathon!