The 2023 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:
Saturday, June 3, 2023
8:30 am: Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
8:30 am - 11:00 am: Healthy Family Fun Fair
8:45 am: NICU Reunion Picture
9:00 am: Butterfly Release
9:15 am: Kids Dash
9:30 am: 5K Start
10:15 am: Awards Ceremony
Virtual Event Schedule:
Anytime between Friday, June 2 at 8:00 AM through Sunday, June 4 at Midnight
Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital*
1701 S. Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
*All activities will begin and take place outside at the end of St. Francis Way by the 3920 office building
5K Run/Walk (In-person or Virtual) before May 1st: $25
5K Run/Walk (In-Person or Virtual) after May 1st: $30
Children Under 10: Free
Kids Dash Children under 10: Free
Additional Butterflies: $5 each
All registration types include a race t-shirt and 1 butterfly for the release.
Please register by Monday, May 1 to guarantee a race shirt and butterfly.
*Virtual participants will also have a butterfly released in honor of a loved one and will be able to view the release in a video sent to all participants after the in-person release.
- Top overall male and female
- Top male and female in each of the following age categories:
60 and Over
- Ribbons will be awarded to all children who participate in the Kids Dash.
- Top overall male and female (time must be recored and sent via the IYR Virtual Mobile App)
- Team with the highest amount of dollars raised
EARLY PACKET PICK UP
Want to pick up your race day packet (bib, t-shirt, etc.) before the race?
Then stop by our Franciscan Health Central campus parking lot across from the parking garage off Tippecanoe Street on Friday, June 2 between 4-7pm.
*All butterflies will be given out day of at the butterfly table.
IMPORTANT: HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND SUBMIT YOUR TIME FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN
Please download the IYR Virtual Mobile App on App Store or Google Play and read the instructions here:
This app will allow you to run your virtual race and automatically track your pace, distance, and overall time. The app will recognize the race distance that you registered for and will automatically stop your session at the appropriate distance (eg 3.1 miles for a 5K virtual race) and send your results in. It's the closest thing you can get to running a real race!
***MAKE SURE YOU LOGIN USING THE SAME EMAIL YOU REGISTERED WITH. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOUR LOCATION SETTINGS ARE ON AND ALWAYS TURNED ON AND ACCESSIBLE BY THE APP***
If you do not wish to use the IYR Virtual mobile app for your virtual race, please see instructions for manually entering your finish time at the bottom of this page: https://www.itsyourrace.com/pc/iyrvirtualhowto
COURSE MAP & RACE DAY PARKING MAP
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
If you would like to become a sponsor for this year's Race for Kids, please contact SeAyra Dupre at 765-337-7688.
By sponsoring, you are not only ensuring the success of this event, you are helping to enhance the quality of life for children right here in our backyards.