27th Annual Kids Run

Thousands Expected at 27th Annual Kids Run on June 6

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 20, 2015) – Register for this year’s 27th Annual Independent Health Foundation’s Kids Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 6, in Delaware Park near the Buffalo Zoo parking lot.

The free event presented by Wegmans includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8 mile run/walk for all ages. In addition, participants can register as a team, create custom team shirts and purchase custom road signs to cheer on a team/runner.

Trophies are awarded to the top three boys and girls in a variety of age categories and each participant receives a medal at the finish line, while supplies last. After the race, all participants can enjoy the Buffalo Zoo with $2 per person admission for all participants who complete the race. Limited, free parking is also available at the Buffalo Zoo parking lot and surrounding streets.

"We're excited to hold our 27th Kids Run, which has grown from hundreds of participants to thousands who continue to embrace our healthy and fun event," said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. "We encourage everyone to come out, rain or shine. Our hope is by holding events like Kids Run for the community, we can help instill healthy habits in families and kids that will play out in their daily lives."

All participants are required to pre-register. 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 20 in order to receive official race numbers and timing chip. Registration is limited to the first 5,000 registered participants. With previous years reaching this limit, we encourage everyone to register today.

For more information on how you, your family, organization or school can participate in Kids Run, call the Foundation at (716) 635-4959.

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/inthecommunity.