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Kids Are #1 Run Celebrates 31st Anniversary

03-30-2016 (Akron, Ohio )

The 31st annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 4.

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 11 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 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, 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 May 27. 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).

Late registration and early packet pick up will be offered on Friday, June 3, 3:30-6:30 p.m.  at the hospital’s Considine Building at 215 W. Bowery St.

Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital’s School Health Services and Home Care program. For more information, visit