Pre-registration Extended Through June 4 for the 2014 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run; Volunteers Needed!!!

2014 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run

Registration Extended Through June 4 for the YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Check in and late registration 4:45 – 5:30pm

Warm-up and Stretch – 5:30pm

Running events begin at 5:55 pm

Portage West Middle School

7145 Moorsbridge Road, Portage


It’s far more than a race; it’s an evening of family fun! Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is a proud sponsor and member of the organizing committee of the YMCA Healthy Kids Day run scheduled Friday, June 6, 2014 @5:55 pm at Portage West Middle School. Preschool age children age 4 and under will participate in a short tot run while children ages 5 through 12 will participate in a one mile fun run. Festivities will include a variety of fun family fun activities, t-shirts, post-run refreshments and more. Pre-registration is $5 for the one mile run/$3 for the tot run. Race Day registration is $15. Pre-registration has been extended through June 4, 2014Children must be pre-registered to guarantee a shirt.  Participants can register by mail, phone (269.324.9622), online or in person at the Portage YMCA branch. To register online, visit Click here to register for the 2014 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run

For questions regarding the event, contact Don Seibert at


Volunteers for the 2014 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run receive a volunteer t-shirt and a rewarding experience encouraging youth on the run. Contact Robin Carpenter at if you can assist with the following opportunities:

    • Expo table (including set-up & tear down) 4:00 – 7:30 (2 – volunteers)
    • Aid Station Volunteers (including set up & tear down 5:00 – 7:00pm (2 – 4 volunteers)
    • Set up finish line: 5:00- 6:00pm (2-4 Volunteers)
    • Rabbits to run with and encourage the children: 6:00 -7:00 pm (3 waves) (6 Volunteers)
      • 5-6 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
      • 7-8-9 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
      • 10-11-12 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
    • Starting Line Staging (crowd control/sign bearer) 5:45 – 6:30 pm (3 Volunteers)
    • Finish Line Ribbon Distribution and Triage (cheering, encouraging, greeting and guiding runners through the finish) 6:00 – 7:00 pm (4 – 8 volunteers)
    • Tear down start/finish line – immediately following event until about 7:30 pm (2-4 Volunteers)