Buffalo, NY (April 18, 2018) – The Independent Health Foundation invites all Western New Yorkers to register for this year’s Kids Run, which will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 2, in Delaware Park near the corner of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.
The 30th annual free event will include a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile family run/walk for all ages. In addition, new this year, a diaper derby will be held for all babies who crawl. Trophies will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in a variety of age categories, and each child who participates will receive a medal at the finish line (while supplies last).
Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics and several health and wellness vendors will be on hand to provide fun activities before the event. Immediately following the race, all participants will be able to enjoy the Buffalo Zoo at a discounted price of $2 per person (children ages 23 months and under are free). These vouchers can be pre-purchased during event registration. Limited, free parking will also be available in the Zoo parking lot and surrounding streets.
“We look forward to thousands of Western New Yorkers joining us at Delaware Park to help us celebrate three decades of free healthy activity at this year’s Kids Run,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director, Independent Health Foundation. “Kids Run is a fun family event with something for everyone. Over the years, it has become a great way to promote the importance of having families exercise and stay active together. We encourage everyone to register individually or gather their friends and family and sign up as a team.”
Registration is now open!
Registration for Kids Run is limited to the first 5,000 participants and is open through May 17 or until capacity is reached. All pre-registered participants will receive an official race bib (race packets will be mailed in advance). Competitive runners, ages 6 to 18, can also receive a timing chip to get their personal race results.
For more information or to register online, visit kidsrunbuffalo.com. This year's Kids Run is sponsored by Wegmans.