Each child will be given a participant bib that must be pinned to their clothing. The parent will receive a duplicate parent bib that must be held onto by the parent. Parents may run with their child (only one parent per child) but must show or wear the parent bib to be permitted into the start corral. Parents who do not run with their child can retrieve them after they finish by showing their parent bib.
How long is the course?
The course is approximately 1/4 mile
Where does the LA Kids Run start and end?
It will start at the main event start line at Dodger Stadium (the same one as the LA Big 5K and the LA Marathon). It’s a point to point, so kids will run from the start line directly to the main event finish line.
What time does the LA Kids Run start?
The LA Kids Run begins at 9:45AM with waves every 5 minutes. The corrals open at 9:30AM for warm ups and announcements. Children should line up at least 15 minutes before their start time.
Wave 1 (7-8 years) - 9:45am
Wave 2 (6 years) - 9:50am
Wave 3 (5 years) - 9:55am
Wave 4 (4 years) - 10:00am
Wave 5 (3 years) - 10:05am
* Times are approximate and may vary slightly.
Will my child get a medal?
Yes, one medal per registered participant who finishes.
What are the waves?
Children will be sent out in waves by age group - oldest in front, youngest in back – every 5 minutes. By sending the kids in groups by age, we make it a more safe and fun experience. Parents are encouraged to run with children 6 and under.
• Wave 1 is for children 7-8 years old
• Wave 2 is for children 6 years old
• Wave 3 is for children 5 years
• Wave 4 is for children 4 years
• Wave 5 is for children 3 years.
Children should line up at least 15 minutes before their wave start.
Can siblings or friends who are different ages run together?
Yes, they are welcome to run in the same wave together - it's up to you as the parent to decide which is the more appropriate wave. Children with less running experience will likely feel more comfortable with a younger age group that is a bit slower.
Why do I have two race bibs?
Each child will be given a participant race bib that must be pinned to the front of their clothing. There will be a matching “parent bib” for one parent to either wear or hold onto if they are on the course and when they leave the finish area with their child.
We recommend writing your race day contact info on the back of your child's bib in case you are separated.
What if I want to run with my child?
We love when parents run with their kids and are welcome them to run in any of the waves. We recommend a parent or guardian run with children 6 years and under. Please wear your “Parent Bib” when on the course.
What if I want to wait at the finish line?
This course is "point to point" so the children start and finish in different locations. The finish line is a short walk from the start. Parents can reunite with children running solo in the reunion area near the finish line.
If you're not running with your child, be sure your child understands where you will meet them and that they should wait in the corral until you arrive.
What happens after the Kids Run?
Once your child has crossed the finish line they will be directed into the Kids Reunion Corral next to the finish line. This is where spectating parents may reunite with their children.
Where will bib pick up be?
LA Kids Run participants may pick up their bibs on Friday, March 15 or race morning, Saturday, March 16. If picking up on Saturday, please pick up your child’s bib by 9:15am to avoid long lines and delays.
Other safety precautions?
Take time before the Kids Run to discuss your plan – will you run with your child or meet them at the finish line? Write your cell number on the back of your child's bib. If you need help finding each other, come to the announcer’s stage or locate a staff person.