Whistle Stop Kids 5K Challenge
You do not want to miss out on this exciting twist on the 1 mile kids run! Since the Whistle Stop Challenge is designed to challenge runners to run 3 races in 3 days, the kids will be competing in a challenge of their own. Most races include a 1 mile fun run for the kids, but Whistle Stop is taking that a bit further. Each Whistle Stop event will feature a 1 Mile Kids Run. However, the last day will feature a 1.1 Mile Kids Run to give the kids a combined total of a 5K over the weekend. We want to encourage kids to get involved in running and to maintain a healthy active lifestyle at an early age. While it may still be challenging for some younger kids to complete a 5K at one time, this allows them to take it in smaller increments, yet still challenge them to go the distance and build endurance by competing 3 days in a row.
Like the adult races, the kids can choose to run 1 or all of the races. Kids will receive a finisher ribbon at each race, but only the kids who complete all 3 will receive a customized Whistle Stop Kids 5K Challenge finisher medal! All kids who participate will also receive a Whistle Stop Challenge t-shirt, and a customized race bib for each race. The Whistle Stop Kids 5K Challenge is for kids ages 12-under. Parents are welcome to run with their kids on the course free of charge, but will not receive any awards or swag.