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YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run May 17, 2013!

April 14, 2013 by  
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2013 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run

Friday, May 17, 2013

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

Running events begin at 6:00pm

Portage West Middle School

7145 Moorsbridge Road, Portage

To register online, visit  YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run Online Registration

It’s far more than a race; it’s an evening of family fun!  Kalamazoo Area Runners is a proud sponsor and member of the organizing committee of the YMCA Healthy Kids Day run scheduled Friday, May 17, 2013 @6:00 pm at Portage West Middle School.  Preschool age children age 4 and under will participate in a in a short tot run while children ages four through twelve participate in a one mile fun run.  Festivities will include an obstacle course and other family fun activities, t-shirts, post-run refreshments and more.  Cost is $10 for the one mile run/$5 for the tot run (no shirt).  Must register by May 13 to guarantee t-shirt.  Participants can register by mail, phone (269.324.9622), online or in person at the Portage YMCA branch.  Race day registration is $15.

For questions regarding the event, contact Don Seibert at


Volunteers for the 2013 YMCA Healthy Kids Day Run receive a volunteer t-shirt, earn 10 KAR points and have fun at the same time.  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)


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