2018 Kids Run for Kids (KRK)
A fun-filled, family event
Offered to Story County families
By the Rotary Club of Ames Morning
Objectives of KRK
  1. To reduce childhood obesity by encouraging CHILDREN to become runners
  2. To strengthen family relationships by providing a fun-filled morning of family activities
Goals of KRK
  1. Every child and youth in Story County will have a positive image of law enforcement officers. 
    (30 to 50 % of net proceeds)
  2. Every child in Story County will enter kindergarten ready and eager to read. 
    (25 to 45 % of net proceeds)
  3. The health of children in Story County and beyond will be improved.
    (10 to 30 % of net proceeds)
Who can Run?
Children from age 12 days old through 12 years old.
Older siblings (age 13 and older) of child runners, parents, grandparents, guardians, etc. are encouraged to run with the child/children and MUST have a child running
What is the distance of the Run?
KRK offers four distances from which the child chooses one distance to run.  These are 1K, 2K, 3K, and 4K.  These are runs—not races; a ribbon will be awarded to each runner (child, older sibling, or adult) who completes one of the distances.
Examples of family activities include, but are not limited to, a 9-hole miniature golf course, a variety of lawn games such as washer toss, bean-bag toss, croquet, face painting, crafts, a “from seed to plate” activity, etc.  Also present at the event will be a police patrol car, fire truck, ambulance, and bookmobile with appropriate staff to interact with children and adults.
When and Where will KRK be held?
KRK will be held on Saturday morning, April 28, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:00 AM at Brookside Park in Ames, IA.  The 4K run will start at 9:00; the 3K at 9:10; the 2K at 9:20, and the 1K at 9:30.  Family Activities will be available from 8:00 to 11:00
How can children and others register to run?
  • Runners can be guaranteed to get a T-shirt by their registration being received before Thursday, April 12, 2018;
         a)  by using the paper forms available at AmesAMRotary.org and the USPS, OR,
         b)  at www.imathlete.com/events/KidsRunforKids2018  (transaction fees will be charged). 
  • Runners may pre-register until midnight Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at www.imathlete.com/events/KidsRunforKids2018  (transaction fees will be charged).
  • Runners may also register at Brookside Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018, beginning at 7:30.
For more information:
See AmesAMRotary.org ,or contact Bob Anderson at 515-233-1878 or BAnderAmes@aol.com