What is an at home race?

An at home race means that even though we aren't all running together in person, we can all still participate at the same time! Kids Run at home will look a little different than our usual Kids Run events! We won't be gathering in our usual spot in Delaware Park. Instead, you will be running at home in your neighborhood! We will all be running it at the same time, sharing reports on the fun we had with our families, and creating community online.

What time does the race start?

You can participate in this year's Kids Run at home race anytime on June 4, 5, or 6! Find a time that works for your family and then post photos and send us your race results on the website here when you are done!

Why is the at-home race 1.8 miles?

Good question! In a typical year, we run one loop around Ring Road in Delaware Park with all of our friends, which is equal to 1.8 miles. So- just for fun, this at-home race experience is also 1.8 miles!

Are there timing chips available this year?

For the at home race, we will not be sending out timing chips, but you can still time yourself. Plan our your 1.8 mile route, and time yourself to see how fast you can go!

Are there trophies for the virtual race?

There will not be trophies for the at-home race- but anyone who completes the race and enters their time here will automatically be entered into a raffle for a Runner’s Bundle from Project Play!

When will I get my race numbers?

You must pre-register by May 21 to get a race number, and they will be mailed out following online registration. They should arrive a few days prior to the event. If you need additional race numbers, a printable PDF of the number is available as well.

What if I’m missing a race number in my packet?

You can print your own online! (Link coming soon)

What if I registered online but did not get my packet in the mail?

If you do not receive your packet prior to the event, please email us at foundation@independenthealth.com or call the Independent Health Foundation at (716) 635-4959.

I don't live in Buffalo. Can I still participate?

Of course! This year's at home race is open to anyone in the United States. Just register online here by May 21st and we will send you your race packet!

What is a Kids Run Fun Pack and how can I get one?

The Kids Run Fun Pack is an optional add-on for this year's race! For $5 per kid, the Fun Pack will include:

  • Pennant
  • Shoelaces
  • Beach Ball
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Medal and more!

The Fun Pack is a way for you to continue the Kids Run fun all summer long.

Fun Packs can be purchased at any Rolly Pollies of WNY location starting May 3. They are also available to be shipped by clicking here.

Is the race still a free event?

Yes! Kids Run at Home is still a free event. This year we have added in the $5 Kids Run Fun Packs that are for purchase but, this is an optional add-on. All registered runners will receive a race bib and color your own medal regardless of Fun Pack purchase.

What if I have a question that is not answered here?

For additional questions, call the Independent Health Foundation at (716) 635-4959 or send an email to foundation@independenthealth.com.

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