Kid's Rock Running Series
The more kids that walk, run, ride their bikes or take part in any physical activity, the more the message of health and wellness is integrated into Springfield. This is one big reason we are striving here at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival to bring these great events to our area! Our Rock for Kids running series began in October, 2012 with our Zombie Run/Walk. We have two more run/walk events for kids that take place during the academic school year which include the Polar Bear Run in the month of February and the Paint the Run in April. Stay tuned to this page throughout the year as we add more details about each event.
Scroll down to register for the 2014 Paint the Run! Mark your calendar for April 26th!
If parents, guardians or other friends and family members wish to be on the course, they must be a registered participant. Due to liability reasons, anyone on the course this year must be a registered runner/walker in the event.
Zombie Run/Walk 2014
Register here for the 2014 Zombie Run/Walk
- Event Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
- Check in Time: 9:30 AM
- Race Start Time: 10:30 AM
- Event Location: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 3825 West Farm Road, 146 Springfield, Missouri 65802
- Packet Pick Up Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 (Time and Location: TBA)
- Race Distances: .25 miles, .50 miles, 1 mile, 1.8 miles; kids and other participants can choose their distance based on their age and skill level
Registration for this event will close Wednesday, October 22. We will reopen limited entry registration at a slightly higher fee than pre-registration costs during packet pick up on Friday, October 24, allowing for in person, paper registrations as long as we have spots available. This year we will not be offering onsite registration the day of the event; Friday, Ocotber 24 during packet pick times will be the last opportunity a hopeful participant for this event will be able to register.
Entry fee into this year's Zombie Run also provides entry into the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park's "Fall Festival"! Kids may run in their chosen distance and then partake in the corn maze, hayrides, bounce houses and more that day! All registered participants for the Zombie Run will be given a specially designed t-shirt and medal to commemorate the event! Participating in the Zombie Run will be a great healthy way to spend a Fall day outside in the Ozarks!
Paint the Run 2014
Register for this event
- Event Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
- Race Start Time: 10:00 AM
- Check in Time: 9:15 AM
- Event Location: Harrison Elementary School, 3055 W. Kildee Lane, Springfield, Missouri
- Packet Pick Up Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 (Time and Location: TBA)
- Race Distances: .25 miles, .50 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles; kids can choose their distances based on their age and skill level
Registration for this event will close Wednesday, April 23. We will reopen limited entry registration at a slightly higher fee than pre-registration costs during packet pick up on Friday, April 25, allowing for in person, paper registrations as long as we have spots available. This year we will not be offering onsite registration the day of the event; Friday, April 25 during packet pick times will be the last opportunity a hopeful participant for this event will be able to register.
All registered participants for Paint the Run will be given a specially designed t-shirt and medal to commemorate the event! Come celebrate Spring with us by enjoying a fun and healthy activity while being painted wonderful colors of the world!
What is Rock4Kids?
Kids in the Springfield area may take part in this Rock4Kids program. The children participating in Rock4Kids count the times that they exercise, read a book and do the right thing (i.e., perform an act of kindness, volunteer, etc.). We are using the marathon distance as a concept for points. Kids will track 25 points over a period of time and complete the marathon concept by choose a distance to walk or run in one of our events. They can turn their tracking sheets in on the morning of the Zombie Run. They do not have to complete the tracking forms to participate.
Tracking forms are available here.
We know that kids ROCK, and we want to remind them of four ways they can build a better life for themselves. Our overall goal for this program is to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit for kids in the Ozarks.
Read - We want kids to enhance their academic abilities by keeping a reading log and challenging themselves to continue learning through independent reading or being read to as ability levels allow.
Right - We want kids to do the right thing by thinking about how they can improve their own lives, the lives of others, the environment, etc.
Run - We want kids to be active, stay active and improve their overall health and wellness.
Repeat - We want kids to understand that these things are worth doing for a lifetime and therefore, should be repeated!