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Registration open for 33rd annual Kids Are #1 Run

This is the 33rd year for the Kids Are #1 Run.

03-27-2018 (Akron, Ohio)

The 33rd annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 2.

Day-of registration and packet pick-up begin at 8 a.m., the 5K through historic Glendale Cemetery starts at 9 a.m., the 1-mile fun run is at 10:30 a.m., and the Paws for a Cause 1-mile dog walk is at 10:45 a.m.

The family health and activity fair will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m., featuring entertainment, face painting and more. Refreshments and door prizes also will be provided.

All participants in the 5K and 1-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. Dog handlers do not receive a shirt.

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. Paper pre-registrations must be received by May 25. The online registration deadline is May 28. 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 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Considine Building, 215 W. Bowery St. Packet pick up parking is in the Bowery Street Parking Deck.

Proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital’s Employee Foundation. For more information, call 330-543-3897.

About Akron Children’s Hospital

Ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the fastest growing children’s hospital in the U.S. according to Modern Healthcare. We own and operate two pediatric hospitals in northeast Ohio and more than 90 primary and subspecialty care locations. We have the second busiest emergency department in the state and perform more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in northeast Ohio. With more than 1,000,000 patient visits each year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, prevention and wellness programs since 1890. Learn more at