The 32nd annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day — which benefits Akron Children’s Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat Center, and Respiratory Care — will be held on Saturday, June 3.
Day-of registration and packet pick-up begin at 8 a.m., the 5K through historic Glendale Cemetery starts at 9 a.m., the one-mile fun run is at 10:30 a.m., and the Paws for a Cause one-mile dog walk is at 10:45 a.m. The family health and activity fair will run from 8-11:30 a.m. and feature entertainment, face painting, a hula hoop contest and more. Refreshments and door prizes also will be provided.
All participants in the 5K and one-mile fun run will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three overall and age group finishers in the 5K. Canine participants in the Paws for a Cause dog walk will receive a run scarf.
Participants can pre-register online at akronchildrens.org/kidsrun, or by downloading and mailing in the registration form. Pre-registration fees are $10 for the Fun Run, $20 for the 5K, and $15 for the Paws for a Cause. Paper pre-registrations must be received by May 26. The online registration deadline is May 29. Late and day-of registration is $2 more for the fun run, and $5 more for the 5K and dog walk. Day-of registration will be taken up to 15 minutes before the start of each event. Participants receive a $5 discount for entering more than one race (mail-in only).
For more information, visit akronchildrens.org/kidsrun.