1.1 Mile Kids Fun Run Information The 2023 Heartland Kids Fun Run will take place Friday, September 15th in Ferdinand, IN!
Race Registration includes a t-shirt, participation medal, and goody bag (Shirt size preference and goody bag not guaranteed if registered after Sept. 14, 2023). Running Buddies are not required to register, therefore will not be charged the race fee and will not receive race garb.
Route - Meet at the Tri-County YMCA. The kids fun run route will take participants around 18th Street park, allowing for a safe path, avoiding roads and traffic.
All paid participants will be awarded a medal upon completion of the race. Post race refreshments will be available at the finish.
Fees: (no refunds) Kids Fun Run - Participants ages 4-14 $20 if registered before Sept. 13, 2023 $25 after Sept. 13, 2023 (After Sept. 13 deadline, not guaranteed t-shirt, goody bag, or medal.) Race day registration will be available. No fee for Running Buddy (who run along with children ages 4-8), however will not receive race garb
12-Mile Youth Challenge All participants are encouraged to complete the 12-mile Youth Challenge prior to the event. Participants can print the Running Log below or use the Log in this year's race brochure to track 12 miles prior to September15th. Once participants complete and submit their Log at the registration table on Race Day, they will be entered to win a cool prizes! Click here for the Running Log
Inclement Weather Weather related information will be communicated with participants via email as well as through local media; WBDC-100.9 FM and WITZ–990 AM/104.7 FM. The safety of our participants is first and foremost.
FAQs Is Race Day Registration available? Yes, Race Day registration is available. Cost is $25. Race t-shirts and goody bags are limited, so be sure to tell your friends, family and co-workers to arrive early to register.
Where can I pick up my race packet? Packets can be picked up for pre-registered participants during the Heartland event packet pickup at the Tri-County YMCA.
Are participants required to turn in the Running Log? No, the Running Log was designed to encourage kids to get active prior to the Kids Fun Run. All participants who have completed the 12-mile Youth Challenge should turn their Running Logs in at the Registration table on race day (Be sure to include your name and phone number). Only those participants who complete and submit their logs will be entered for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
What is a Running Buddy? A Running Buddy is required for participants AGES 4-8. A Running Buddy is a parent, guardian or friend who is 18 years or older who stays with the participant as he/she completes the 1.1 mile course. The Running Buddy should report to the Registration table on race day to sign a Liability Waiver. There is no fee for Running Buddies to participate. Therefore, Running Buddies will not receive a race packet and garb.
What if I have two children who require a Running Buddy? One parent or guardian may run with both children.
Does my child have to wear the race bib (race number) included in the packet? The bib will include a space to write the child’s name and an Emergency Contact number. Participants should pin their race numbers on the front of their shirts (pins will be found in the race packets). The bib number will also ensure participants to receive a participation medal and post-race refreshments at the finish.
Will there be any water stops along the route? No food and drink will be available along the route, however post-race refreshments will be provided to participants at the finish. Water will also be available to participants before the race.
Are there public restrooms nearby? Yes, a public restroom will be available at the Tr-County YMCA.
What if I get hurt or cannot finish the race? Safety for our participants is a priority. We will have volunteers along the course to assist runners that may need help during or after the race. A medical tent will be located at the finish line. Emergency contact information will be listed on participants’ bibs.
Does everyone running receive a medal? Yes, this is a fun run designed to encourage physical fitness of any level. Each paid participant will receive a participation medal as they cross the finish line.
Is food available at the finish? Water and light snacks will be provided at the finish line for participants. Only participants and their Running Buddies will be offered post race refreshments.