WCSC Live 5 News reported, “Kids to get in on Bridge Run fun with Wonderfest, Kids Run” on March 19, 2014.
“The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) is next weekend and everyone is gearing up for the award winning 10K race and the exciting events that surround it. One event to put on your list is the Kids Run & Wonderfest,” noted by The Digitel Charleston on March 27, 2014.
“The free festival boasts countless activities including obstacle courses, inflatable rides, a rock climbing wall, a Monster Mobile Game Theatre with Wii Fitness and Zumba, yoga, pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, K-9 dog training and much more. Free hotdogs, water and healthy snacks will be available in addition to on sight food vendors,” reported by Daniel Island News.
This is the second year the Kids Run has partnered with Wonder Works’ “Wonderfest” bringing several new additions including a “Wonder Works Toy Village” that is complete with the nation’s top toy vendors including Toysmith and toys that were actually invented by kids. One company to be featured is Two Bros Bows, a kid safe bow and arrow set invented by two brothers at the ages of 8 and 10. The two brothers are selling their toy invention to help raise money for college. National toy companies will have products available for sale where proceeds will benefit four local children’s charities including Keys For Hope, Abby’s Friends, Hugs for Harper and Happy Wheels.
Wonder Works owner and Wonderfest creator, Christine Osborne said, “With over 8,000 people that attended the Kids Run & Wonderfest last year, we wanted to bring some new faces and vendors for people to enjoy this year.”
After kids make their way through the toy village, they may receive a free toy while supplies last. Live kids entertainment will take place on the main stage all day. New entertainment for this year include Nashville, TN family band Proper Tension and local kid rock band Mad Crow.
This is the first year that the Kids Run has partnered with the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Wellness Initiative. Beginning at 12 pm, over 600 kids from 10 CCSD schools will compete on teams as a part of their CCSD Wellness Challenge. The teams will race around the park where the team with the best time will win the Dave Spurlock Award. “I’m overjoyed that we could add this local component to the festival this year to promote and grow the CCSD Wellness Initiative in the Charleston community,” added Osborne.
This year’s Kids Run & Wonderfest is dedicated to the late Peyton Moore. Peyton Moore’s design was chosen last August as the official artwork for the Kids Run & Wonderfest, which is featured on t-shirts, posters and all distributed promotional material.
“This is the first time that a child’s artwork is being featured for the Kids Run; it is even more special that it is Peyton’s,” said Osborne.
CRBR Race Director Julian Smith added, “It is an honor to have Peyton’s artwork for this year’s Kids Run and Wonderfest. His design was a favorite among the community and the judges. This young man touched so many hearts, was such a huge part of the running community, and is a true inspiration to us all…so we are dedicating this year’s Kids Run to him!”
To learn more about the Kids Run & Wonderfest, visit. http://www.bridgerun.com/Kids_Run.
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