Annual Kids Are #1 Run Moves to Saturday


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Holly Pupino, 330-543-4360

Laurie Schueler, 330-543-3400

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29th Annual Kids Are #1 Run Moves to Saturday

AKRON, Ohio (April 23, 2014)The 29th annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 7.

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 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 8 -11:30 a.m., featuring entertainment, face painting, a hula hoop contest and more. Refreshments and door prizes also will be provided.

All event participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three overall and age group finishers in the 5K. Canine participants will receive a run scarf.

Participants can pre-register online at, 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. The pre-registration deadline is June 2. 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).

Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital’s C.A.R.E Center and the Dance Unlimited Program. For more information, visit


Annual Kids Are #1 Run Moves to Saturday

Participants at the Kids Are #1 Run in 2011

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