Step Up for KIDS is a timed 5K run and Memorial Walk that benefits the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network. The 14th annual event will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Registration includes a T-shirt, lunch, children’s fair and admission to Cowtown, a living history museum of 1870s Victorian Wichita.
This scenic riverside 5K course begins and ends at Old Cowtown Museum.
Ages 12 years and older are $25 ($30 if you register after March 31, 2018).
Ages 2 – 11 years are $15 ($20 if registered after March 31, 2018).
Event Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:30 a.m. 5K registration and packet pickup
8:15 a.m. Memorial Walk registration and packet pickup
8:30 a.m. 5K begins
9:15 a.m 5K awards; explore Old Cowtown Museum and children’s fair
10 a.m. Memorial Walk
10:30 a.m. Memorial balloon release and team award presented
11 a.m. Lunch provided
A children’s fair will run concurrent to the above events.
Individuals and Teams
Step Up for KIDS invites individuals and teams to participate in the 5K and/or the Memorial Walk. Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted. Teams can compete for the Grand Team Award by raising the most money. Participating teams must register under one team name, for example Reed’s Runners.
For the Memorial Walk, participants are encouraged to walk around the town square in memory of all babies who have died too soon.
5K: Both men and women will be awarded for top three overall finishers and top three finishers in each age group. Oz Endurance will time the event.
Team: The Grand Team Award will go to the team that has raised the most money.
Door prizes will be given away during the Memorial Walk. All registered participants (runners and walkers) are eligible, but you must be present to win. Reminder: Incomplete registration information, including the liability waiver, will exclude a participant from awards.
During the 5K and Memorial Walk children can participate in games and activities at the children’s fair.
Memorial Balloon Release
Everyone is invited to participate in the memorial balloon release in memory of all babies that have died too soon. The balloon release is scheduled immediately following the Memorial Walk. If you want your child’s name to be read during the memorial balloon release, please stop by the DJ tent/table and add your child’s name to the list.
Please no pets, alcoholic beverages or glass containers.