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Registration open for 34th annual Kids Are #1 Run

The 2019 Kids Are #1 Run is set for June 1

03-19-2019 (Akron, Ohio)

The 34th annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 1.

Day-of registration and packet pick-up begin at 8 a.m., the 5K will follow a new course along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail 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 10:45 a.m.

The family health and activity fair will run 8 -11:30 a.m., featuring entertainment, face painting 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. 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 24. The on-line 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, May 31, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the hospital’s Considine Professional Building at 215 W. Bowery St. Packet pick up parking is in the Bowery Street Parking Deck.

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

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