Event Information

The Independent Health Foundation's Kids Run is a FREE, family event that will take place rain or shine on June 2nd at Delaware Park!


Online registration will open in mid-April and closes on May 18! 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.


9 A.M.- Same area as 2017! - Colvin Green Space, at the corner of Colvin Blvd. and Amherst St., near The Buffalo Zoo service gate!

  • Please plan to arrive at approximately 9 a.m. to find adequate parking.
  • Limited, free parking available in the Buffalo Zoo parking lot and surrounding streets.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of fun activities for kids before warm-up starts, including:
    • Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics
    • Movin' & Groovin' with Tracy
    • Buffalo Soccer Club
    • Health and wellness vendors
    • Wegmans tent for fun activities and face painting.

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.
  • $2 per person admission to the Buffalo Zoo for all participants who complete the race.


Trophies for the 1.8 mile run/walk:

  • Ages 18 and under, first place overall boy and girl
  • Ages 15 - 18, top three boys and girls
  • Ages 12 - 14, top three boys and girls
  • Ages 9 - 11, top three boys and girls
  • Ages 6 - 8, top three boys and girls

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

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