Kick the day off with the Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under) at 11:15 a.m. followed by the 5 Mile Run/Walk at noon.
The Race’s companion event, the Kids Fun Run features both 1/2 mile and 1 mile options and registration is free until Friday October 19th ($5 after that). The Kids Fun Run begins promptly at 11:15 AM and each runner receives a race bib and a prize!
The Kids Fun Run is partnering with Kent Center School’s Kid’s Marathon Program that encourages children to run and walk for fun and health. Each morning before school begins, an average of thirty youngsters are walking or running a mile with the goal of logging 25 miles before the race date. They will then finish their 26 miles with the Kids Fun Run. Older children may have completed 21 miles at school and will use the five mile Kent Pumpkin Run to finish!
Of course, you don’t have to be a Marathon Program Participant to join in. All youngsters (age 12 and under) are invited to participate. Start planning your costume now as prizes will be awarded.