Kid Run Buffalo

  • Kid Run Buffalo

Event Category: For a Good Cause and Runs/Walks/Rides

  • The Independent Health Foundation’s 30th Annual 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 17! 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
      • Buffalo Soccer Club
      • Health and wellness vendors
      • Wegmans tent for fun activities and face painting.

    RACES – 9:30 AM

    • Group warm-up
    • Diaper Derby for crawling babies
    • 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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