|Eighth Annual Galyan's Kids Klassic is Oct. 4|
Now in its eighth year, the Kids Klassic is a noncompetitive fun run/walk for children and their families sponsored by Galyan's and the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
This year's event will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm, Olathe. Participants have a choice of a 5-Kilometer (3.1 mile) or 2-mile route. There's also a free half-mile fun run/walk that will begin at 10 a.m. While a clock located at the finish line will display the time, this event will not be scored. Everyone who runs or walks is considered a winner!
The event is open to kids of all ages, and grown-ups too! Adults are welcome to enter and are encouraged (but not required) to enter with a child. All participants receive a Kids Klassic long-sleeve T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and will be eligible for prize drawings. All children who finish the race will receive a medal.
The 2003 Galyan's Kids Klassic is a benefit event for the Jordan Lee Brooks Asthma Scholarship Fund for the American Lung Association of Kansas, Camp SuperBreathers. Brooks was a student at Briarwood Elementary School who suffered from asthma and finally succumbed to the disease in the summer of 1998 at the age of nine. From each participant's entry fee, $2 will go to this fund and will be used to assist asthma-stricken youth to attend Camp SuperBreathers.
The cost is $10 for children and $12 for adults until Oct. 2 and $12 for children and $14 for adults thereafter. Early registration is advised. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Monday, Sept. 29, while walk-in registrations must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Registrations will be taken on race day, but there is an additional $2 fee per person. For more information, call (913) 831-3355. Participants can also sign up at Galyans, 11801 Nall Avenue, Leawood, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3 and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. race day at Heritage Park.
The free half-mile fun run/walk is open to all, especially kids six and under. Finisher ribbons will be awarded to all kids!
Volunteers are also needed for this event. For more information or to sign up, contact Keri Sanborn at (913) 831-3355 ext. 1266