Sponsored by Children's Choice Dentistry and Damon Orthodontics
WHAT: This will be the first annual return of Junior Bloomsday, for third and fourth grade runners. This one-mile competitive race will be open to the first 200 3rd and 4th graders who sign up! It will run one hour prior to Marmot March on the same course. Times will be recorded and T-shirts will be provided to all finishers.
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 (the day before Bloomsday) at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Riverfront Park downtown. The start line is at the north entrance of Riverfront Park on Howard & Mallon. Parking is available in the north parking lot right by the start line. The finish is in the Gondola Meadow next to the steel running statues. Post-race party is under the big white tents at the finish.
HOW: Parents must register children ahead of time (limited to the first 200 3rd and 4th graders who sign up) by filling out an entry form. Entry fee is $12.00/child.
HIGHLIGHTS: This will be a test run to determine if a larger Junior Bloomsday is possible in the future:
NEW: Soles4Youth: Bring your gently used running shoes, clothes and accessories to the Bloomsday Trade Show and donate them at the Junior Bloomsday booth. Soles4Youth is a new local program that provides donated items to grade school kids participating in Cross Country and Fit for Bloomsday. We are in need of all things running to fit kids K through 6th grade for boys and girls. You know the feeling you get inside when you give...Your kids will too! When they come to pick up their Junior Bloomsday packet have them drop a donation in our Soles4Youth bin!