7th Annual Hop, Skip and Jump Start at the Children’s Museum of Denver

 09/11/2013 | 04:17 PM 

~Children and their grown-ups will lace up and get moving at this family-centered event~

Hop, Skip and Jump StartDenver, CO – On Sunday, September 22, hundreds of tiny runners, wobbling toddlers, determined crawlers and their grown-ups will descend upon the Children’s Museum of Denver for a one-of-a-kind family fitness event. The Museum’s 7th Annual Hop, Skip & a Jump Start is dedicated to promoting healthy habits and lifestyles in a kid-friendly way, offering multiple races and events for every member of the family.

What:

  • Hop, Skip and Jump StartStroller-friendly 5K along the South Platte River Trail
  • Mini Meets
  • Infant Crawl – 10 feet (crawlers only)
  • Toddler Trot – 1/8 mile (suggested ages 2-4)
  • Kid Course – 1/4 mile (suggested ages 5+)
  • Post-race expo

Registration includes bib for the designated event, chip timing (5K only), T-Shirt or onesie (guaranteed for those who register by September 10), post-race snacks, Museum admission and event activities.
Hop, Skip and Jump StartPrizes will be awarded for the following 5K categories (must register for the 5K for a chance to win):

  • Top three male/female
  • Top male/female between ages 8-12
  • Top male/female ages 8 and under

 

When:
Sunday, September 22
5K begins at 9 a.m.
Mini Meets and family fun activities start at 10:15 a.m.

Cost:
5K Registration Fees:
“Outta My Way” Early Bird Registration: $28 (by August 21)
“Wait For Me” Registration: $32 (August 22 – September 20) 
“Just In Time” Day-Of Registration: $38 (September 22)
Mini Meet Registration Fees (Children only – Infant Crawl, Toddler Trot and Kid Course):
“Outta My Way” Early Bird Registration: $12 (by August 21)
“Wait For Me” Registration: $15 (August 22 – September 20) 
“Just In Time” Day-Of Registration: $20 (September 22)

For more information, or to register for the races, call 303-561-0104 or visit mychildsmuseum.org.

Why:
Hop, Skip & a Jump Start is a fundraiser for the Children’s Museum of Denver. All proceeds go to support the Museum’s educational programs, Playscape exhibits, outreach initiatives, and activities that encourage both children and adults to engage, play, grow and learn.
Hop, Skip & a Jump Start is sponsored by:
5280 Magazine, Colorado Parent, The Denver Post and Radio Disney


About the Children’s Museum of Denver:
Since its inception in 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver has been a place that ignites and fosters a great love of learning.  Our mission is to create a community where children and their grown-ups learn through play.
The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment to help young children prepare for their future.  The Children’s Museum of Denver is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies heavily on the support of Museum friends.
The Children’s Museum of Denver is located at I-25 and 23rd Avenue (exit 211), in the Platte River Valley. For more details about the Museum, and its programs and events please visit mychildsmuseum.org.

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