The 2021 Franciscan Health Race for Kids will be an in-person event* and will offer an all virtual option allowing race participants to join in the fun and upload results from anywhere throughout the country!
The race is aimed at raising awareness and funds for our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and our Pediatric Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy departments. All proceeds will help purchase equipment and supplies needed to provide a continuum of care for our tiny babies in the NICU to our children with developmental delays who work hard each week in their therapy appointments. At Franciscan Health, we want to enhance a child’s ability to learn, improve their physical function, and support their need for independence.
This year's activities will include a:
5K Run/Walk (in-person or virtual)
Kid's Dash, a non-competitive 50-yard dash free to children of all ages and abilities
NEW! Butterfly Release allowing families to honor and remember a lost baby or child
New! Team Fundraising to set a goal, make a personal donation and ask others to support you.
*Franciscan has and will continue to carefully monitor all developments surrounding the pandemic. Our first priority is your health and the wellbeing of our communities. Therefore we will be implementing safety procedures to ensure everyone's wellbeing. We will continue to follow CDC and local guidelines. However if our local environment is not conducive for an in-person event by June 5th, then all activities will move to the virtual platform, and all registered in-person participants will be transferred to the virtual option (no refunds will be offered since this is a fundraiser). Masks will be required for all participants and volunteers except when ran/walking on the 5K course.