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The Independent Health Foundation's 36th Annual Kids Run is a FREE, family event that will take place rain or shine on June 1, 2024! 


Registration will open in April 2024! All pre-registered participants will receive an official race number (race packets will be mailed in advance). Competitive runners, ages 6 to 18, should pre-register to:

  • Receive a timing chip to get your personal race results (provided by Score This!!!).

  • Be eligible for a trophy!

  • Join up with friends and family and register as a team.


8:30 A.M.- Colvin Green Space, at the corner of Colvin Blvd. and Amherst St., near The Buffalo Zoo service gate!

  • Please plan to arrive at approximately 8:30 a.m. to find adequate parking.

  • Limited, free parking available in the St. George Orthodox Church parking lot and surrounding streets.

  • Enjoy a wide variety of fun activities for kids before warm-up starts, including:

    • Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics

    • DJ Milk

    • Amor y Heritage Dance & Drums

    • Soccer for Success

    • Health and wellness vendors

    • Wegmans tent for fun activities

RACES - 9:30 AM

  • Group warm-up

  • Mini-dash for children (ages 2-5)

  • 1.8-mile family run/walk - one loop around Delaware Park (all ages welcome - strollers too!)


  • FREE refreshments, snacks and award medals (while supplies last).

  • Trophy presentations.


Trophies for the 1.8 mile run/walk:

  • Ages 18 and under, first place overall, each gender

  • Ages 15 - 18, top three, each gender

  • Ages 12 - 14, top three, each gender

  • Ages 9 - 11, top three, each gender

  • Ages 6 - 8, top three, each gender 

Award medals will be given to all race participants (while supplies last).



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