28th Annual Kids Are #1 Run features morning start

28th Annual Kids Are #1 Run features morning start

And they're off: The 2011 Kids are #1 Run


Everybody gets a head start at the 28th annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day on June 2.

For the first time, all activities will be held in the morning. 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, and $15 for the 5K or Paws for a Cause. The pre-registration deadline is May 29. Day-of registration will 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 Locust Pediatric Care Group and Transport Department. For more information, visit

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