Baby Marathon for the win!

Posted on October 13th, 2017

On 25 September 2017, history was made as one of the four ridiculously cute babies crossed the finish line during The World’s First Baby Marathon, proving that babies move way more than we realise.

World's first baby marathon

After just a few days of crawling, waddling and toddling, the little athletes completed the 21km Baby Marathon. Each of the four little athletes participated in the marathon from the comfort of their own dummy-dotted, soft-toy-strewn homes while wearing a distance-tracking device specially designed for the marathon. The wearable distance-tracking device was able to track the babies’ movements and convert this into kilometres.

And the result? Racin’ Grayson finished 21km in 5.8 days, giving him an average of 3.65km per day. Danger Boy motored along at an impressive 2.33km per day, while Thunder Pants was hot on his heels with a speedy 2.27km per day. Our only toddler, little Hurricane Thando, covered a neat 2.25km per day.

Huggies Baby Marathon Contestants

The results speak for themselves, showing that babies really move more than you would expect. The results also show how unique each of the babies are, which is why it’s important for little ones to wear a nappy that is not only comfy, but allows them to move freely and easily.

“After witnessing first-hand just how much distance these little ones actually cover, the fit and comfort of our nappies will become more important than ever before,” says Morné van Emmenes, Senior Brand Manager for Huggies®.

Did you miss any of the excitement? Catch up (or simply watch the extra-cute videos again) below. You can also see a recap on

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Huggies Baby Marathon

Xanet Scheepers

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