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Oakland Running Festival and Kids Fun Run

With all the housebound, indoor weather we’ve been having, let’s enjoy this excuse to RUN!

April 2, 2017, the Oakland Running Festival will take over much of Oakland with 10,000 runners of all ages and abilities. In 2011, 510Families.com co-founder Heather ran the half-marathon pregnant. So no excuses.

The festival includes a marathon, half-marathon, a relay, and a 5K.

Kids Fun Run for children under 12 will introduce the youngest runners to the thrill of a road race.

kids run
© Lori Fusaro

Kids age 8-12 and under start at 8:40am. Kids 7 and under start at 8:45am. All children receive a participants bib and comemorative t-shirt. Each bib includes a parent claim tag so you can identify your child at the finish zone. Parents are also encouraged to run the course with their children. At the end of the race, (claimed) children can head to the Kids Zone to collect their finishers’ medal, snacks, and water.

kids fun run
Photo courtesy Oakland Running Festival Facebook page

Register for a spot in the Kids Fun Run (or any of the weekend’s events) at the Saturday Expo or online through March 30. Kids are also welcome to run in the 5K.

After the race, the Fun Zone at Frank Ogawa Plaza includes free children’s activities and games for kids of all ages.

More info at oaklandmarathon.com.

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