On Saturday, June 19th, the WECRD held their annual Kid’s Fun Run/Walk, in conjunction with Elmore Medical Center’s Children’s Health Fair. The weather this year, unlike last year, was fantastic. Not a cloud in the sky with temperatures hovering in the 80s. The turnout was great - we had 31 kids participate along with several parents. After the event was over, all the kids left with big smiles on their faces. And, why not? The event was free, the kids got to get out in the sunshine and get some good exercise in along with their friends – maybe even met some new friends . And everyone walked away loaded down with gift bags and free coupons from area businesses.
THE RUN/WALK COURSE: We started out at the Richard Aguirre Park pavilion. The course was a two mile route that circled the park. Route security and traffic detail were handled by our always reliable Mountain Home Citizens on Patrol. We started out with warm-ups, led by the Mtn Home cheerleaders and Tiger Mascot. After the cheerleaders did their thing, the kids were pumped up and ready to go. AND AWAY THEY WENT! Everyone tried to do a personal best – especially when the Mountain Home News photographer was taking shots of them. After the last runner and walker crossed the finish line, we rewarded the thirsty bunch with refreshments provided by the Idaho Dairy Council and the WECRD.
PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! All the kids stuck around for the drawings that were held for the many gifts we awarded that day. Everyone who participated in the run/walk was eligible to win. Everyone received a gift, gift bag or free tickets donated by Mountain Home and Boise businesses. We loaded the kids down with donations from Wondertrail, Subway, Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta, Pizza Hut, and McDonalds – all Mountain Home businesses. Boise businesses that contributed were: Pojo’s Family Fun Center, Roaring Springs Water Park, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, Bogus Basin Ski Area, and Shu’s Running Company.
JOIN US NEXT YEAR! Thanks to all the kids and parents who participated. With your support, we hope to make this an even better event next year.