In looking at the 2015 event, it looks like there was a small turnout – which is a shame. I mean, how many of our kids would love to be the center of attention for a race all their own – without having to deal with mom or dad running at the same time. They get to toe the line and follow in our footsteps, complete with running a great race, having their own race timing, receive their own shirt, and culminate the run with their own finisher’s medal. No parents allowed (except the 1/2 mile event for kids 4-under)!!
Pictures from the 2015 event show courses with varied terrains, from pavement to gravel to wood bridges. After the event, there will be free activities and games at the park. Rumors of potato sack races, water balloons and pinatas are in the works. There will also be free food for participants ($6 for non-runners) at the park as well.
DiFranco Invitational (Newport)
When: June 11, 2016 at 11am
Where: Big Lake Park
Register: Online here; $25 ($30 DOR); Registration fee includes race entry, finisher medal, food and post-race activities