The kid's running series
has been postponed.
Due to the current recommendation by the CDC of limiting group meetings to under 50 people, we have decided to postpone the MMKRS until Spring '21 This bums us out too! :( :(
The Move Movement Kid’s Running Series is a set of 4 races held on Sunday afternoons for kids age 2 up to 6th graders. The goal of the MMKRS is to make running fun! We want to provide an enjoyable outlet for kids to release some energy and get their bodies moving. Although there are prizes at the end the series, it's more about the inviting atmosphere combining exercise and fun.
3PM Ritter Park Huntington, WV
All races will begin and end near the new shelter at Ritter Park by the playground. Races will run on a rolling schedule beginning at 3pm. Boys and girls will race together (unless there are more than 20 kids in an age group), but their results will be separated for the awards. Race distances increase with age and kids will run longer in the second half of the season. See chart at bottom of page for race distances.
Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. Awards will be given to the top 3 boys and girls in each age group at the end of the series based off their highest three scores. This means you can miss a week and still compete for series prizes. All athletes will receive a medal after the Week 4 race for completing the race series.
Races will be run in the grass. Kids should wear tennis shoes. Spikes / cleats are not allowed.
REGISTRATION: Registration cost for the series is $30. This covers all 4 events and includes a Running Series t-shirt, bib number, race medal (after completion), and goody bag. You can choose to run individual weeks for $10 per week. If you choose the individual race option, you will receive a goody bag and bib number. There are no refunds, deferments, or registration transfers. Register by August 15th to guarantee a t-shirt.
Paper registration only, no online registration. Print this form and mail to Robert's Running Shop - 1440 4th Ave. Huntington, WV 25701 or stop by either shop location to register.
Parents/Guardians must stay with their child throughout the event. You may not drop off your child and leave.
WEATHER POLICY: Races will continue in the rain but will be postponed in the event of inclement weather including but not limited to thunder, lightning, tornado, or flooding. You will be notified of the weather plan at least 1 hour before the event via email and Facebook. If a race is postponed, it will be held on the next Sunday at the same time. Here's the link to our Facebook page for the most up to date information:
Goody bag and bib number pickup will be held at Robert’s Running and Walking Shop (1440 4th Ave. Huntington, WV 25701) on the Friday and Saturday before the first race as well as on race afternoon between 2:45-3:45pm.
Athletes who want to sign up for individual races can do so on race day from 2:45-3:45pm or on the Saturday before each race from 10am-4pm at Robert's Running Shop. Athletes completing the series should keep their same bib number and use it for each week of the series.
As mentioned above, the races will be run on a rolling schedule in age group order beginning with the littlest kids and ending with the big kids. The races begin at 3pm. Listen for the announcement for your child to gather in the pre-race meeting area. This is where the kids will warm up and get ready for their race. After the race, limited drinks and snacks will be provided for the athletes.
SPECIAL DATES: Parent Mile Week is on Week Three! On this day, the parents get to race a one mile event! The parent mile is free of charge.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: This event will take lots of help from awesome, enthusiastic volunteers. Race volunteers will receive a volunteer short sleeve t-shirt. High school and College students, we are happy to sign for community service hours. Email if you would like to volunteer.
POINT SYSTEM FOR AWARDS
1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 9 points
3rd place - 8 points
4th place - 7 points
5th place - 6 points
6th place - 5 points
7th place - 4 points
8th place - 3 points
9th place - 2 points
All other runners - 1 point
Awards will be given to the Top 3 Boys and Girls in each Age Group at the end of the series. Awards are given based on the highest three scores of each runner, meaning you can miss a week and still compete for the Series Prizes.
Didn't answer your question here? Email Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the chart for each age division and their race distance. Race distances increase with age and kids will run longer in the second half of the season.