It’s time to get the kids out running, instead of sitting in front of the computer and/or TV. Each year, Wegmans presents a Kids Run at Delaware Park, where adults and kids get into the action. The event is made possible thanks to the Independent Health Foundation, which makes it a goal to get people engaged with outdoor activities starting from a young age. The event is also a great way for families to get together, to encourage the entire tribe to engage in activities that are good for the heart, and good for the soul.
The free event includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages, and strollers are welcomed.
On Saturday June 4, everyone is invited to participate in the 28th Annual Kids Run, starting at 9 am at Delaware Park (near the Buffalo Zoo parking lot). On that same day, organizers are hosting a mini-dash for the youngsters (ages 2 to 5), along with a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages (including strollers). At the end of the run, trophies will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in each category, and every single participant winds up with a medal when crossing the finish line.
Seeing that The Buffalo Zoo is close at hand, after the running activities wrap up, many people head on over to visit the animals. All of the day’s entrants are allowed admission into the zoo for a discounted $2 (cash only). There is also limited free parking at The Zoo. People from surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to walk or bike to the event, keeping consistent with the overlying theme of health and wellness.
Anyone who signs up for the annual Kids Run by May 18 will receive a race number and timing chip.
For more information on the race, visit www.independenthealth.com/kidsrun or pick up a registration form at any area Wegmans.