Registration is underway for the 19th Annual Kids’ Fun Run, sponsored by Coldwell Banker, is on the Fourth of July in Pacific Palisades. Online and mail pre-registration is $25 for the Kids’ Fun Run, payable by credit card, check or cash. Day of race registration is $30 for the Kids’ Fun Run and must be paid by cash or check only. Visit Palisades10K.com for online registration.
Kids 10 years old and under are invited to run or walk in the Kids’ Fun Run, which begins at 9:15 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run course is a flat half-mile loop that starts and finishes at the entrance to Palisades Recreation Center parking lot on Alma Real. From the start line, kids run straight (south) onto Ocampo, turn left (east) onto Drummond; turn left (north) onto Toyopa and cross the finish line at the entrance to Palisades Park.
All kids, whether pre-registered or registering on the 4th of July, need to check in at the Fun Run tent, located on the grass near the park entrance on race day. Parents must sign the waiver on their child’s registration form.
The Kids’ Fun Run is a non-competitive run emphasizing participation, with each registered child receiving a t-shirt at check-in and an American flag and participation ribbon after the race. A patriotic clown will be on hand to entertain the kids at the start line and for face painting and balloon animals after the race.
Local Palisadian Bob Klein will be the starter for the Kids’ Fun Run.
Proceeds from the 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run go to the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club, which distributes the money to various local youth groups and charities.