A mini marathon is like a "mini" DanceBlue, or a smaller scale dance marathon. These events are hosted by elementary, middle, and high schools around the state of Kentucky. They usually take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday during the school year, lasting anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. The mini marathons follow the same format as the big marathon at UK, with hourly themes and activities as well as the "no sitting, no sleeping" rule. These events are a great opportunity for schools to not only raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer, but also to own the responsibility of hosting an event that supports something so much bigger than itself.