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Families urged to register soon for Kids Run

The Independent Health Foundation encourages children and families to register for this year’s Kids Run, which will take place at 9 a.m., June 3, in Delaware Park, near the corner of Colvin Boulevard and Amherst Street.

The 29th annual event – which is free – aims to promote positive healthy changes and behaviors in the community, one family at a time. It will include a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile family run/walk for all ages.

“We expect thousands of Western New Yorkers to once again descend on Delaware Park and enjoy a day of family fun and healthy activity at this year’s Kids Run,” said Carrie Meyer, executive director of the Independent Health Foundation. “Everyone is invited to gather their friends and family and register as a team. Participants can even get in the team spirit by ordering matching shirts or purchasing personalized road signs to show their support for a particular team or runner.”

Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, Movin’ & Groovin’ with Tracy, Buffalo Soccer Club and several health and wellness vendors will be on hand to provide fun activities before the event.

Immediately following the race, all participants will be able to enjoy the Buffalo Zoo at a discounted price of $2 per person (children ages 23 months and under are free).

Limited, free parking will also be available in the zoo parking lot and surrounding streets.

Registration is limited to the first 5,000 participants and is open through May 18 or until capacity is reached. Register at


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