Kid's Rock Running Series
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 will take place before the school year is out. Bass Pro Shops and Care to Learn are partners in providing this kid's run/walk serices. Stay tuned to this page as we add more details about each event. Our 2014 schedule is ready to go! Click here for a flyer noting the dates of all three of our events for the academic year. Put these on your calendar now!
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. Parents/guardians may run/walk with their children in each event. If parents/guardians wish to have a t-shirt, they must register and pay the fee for each event.
- Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
- Location: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
- Packet Pick Up: Saturday, October 25, 9:30 AM, Rutledge Wilson Farm Park
- Race Start: 10:30 a.m.
- Distance: .25 miles, .50 miles, 1 mile, 1.8 miles; kids choose their distance based on age and skill
Our first run/walk of the 2013-14 year will take place on Saturday, October 26. The .25 mile event will start at 10:30 and we will open onsite registration for all events at 9:15 a.m. We will allow for registration the morning of the event if we have spots available. Entry into the run also provides entry into the Rutledge Wilson Farm Park Fall Festival! Kids may run and then partake in the corn maze, hayrides, bounce houses and more. It will be a great way to spend a fall day!
Paint the Run
- Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
- Location: Harrison Elementary School, 3055 W. Kildee Lane, Springfield
- Check in Time: 9:15 AM
- Run/Walk Start Time: 10:00 AM
- Distances: .25 miles, .5 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles
Join us as we paint the kids all the bright 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!