BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 21, 2012) – Plans are underway for the 24th Annual Independent Health Foundation’s 2012 Kids Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Zoofari Courtyard at Delaware Park.
The free, annual event, which is presented by Wegmans, includes a mini-dash for kids ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8 mile run/walk for all ages. All ages are welcome – strollers, too. Trophies are awarded to the winning boys and girls and each participant receives a medal at the finish line, while supplies last. After the race, make a day of it at the Buffalo Zoo with $2 admission per person for all participants.
“Kids Run is a fun family event with something for everyone,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. “We have a mini-dash for the young children and the run/walk for all ages. We encourage everyone to join us and use this opportunity to get and stay fit as a family. We’re looking forward to another great event and record participation.
To register online or download an entry form, please visit www.independenthealth.com/kidsrun. Entry forms are also available at all area Wegmans stores. Completed registration forms should be postmarked or submitted online by May 24 in order to receive official race numbers. Walk-up registration is open from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the event.
For more information on how you, your family, organization or school can participate in Kids Run, call the Foundation at 635-4959. Kids Run is sponsored by Wegmans, the Independent Health Foundation and Channel 7.
The Fitness for Kids Challenge school grand prize winners will also be announced at Kids Run.
Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention and education programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit www.independenthealth.com.