Join in the WTTW Kids Fun and Run

Join in the WTTW Kids Fun and Run

Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday morning (while also supporting the local channel that brings your kids morning cartoons so you can have your coffee and wake up for the day)? Come to the WTTW Kids Fun and Run on Sunday August 26th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Now in its 9th year, the WTTW Kids Fun and Run is one of Chicago’s most popular family events. Each year on a Sunday morning in mid-August, the Fun and Run attracts more than 5,000 avid fans of WTTW’s kids programming to beautiful Lincoln Park for a fun-filled event featuring a 5K run and 3K family walk; lively warm-up exercises led by professional trainers; healthy snacks; colorful inflatables; and countless WTTW walk-around characters, including Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, Arthur, Curious George, and more – all in support of quality children’s programming.This year’s celebration will feature live music from Ralph's World performing their critically-acclaimed, totally enjoyable music for adults and kids alike. Favorite WTTW walk-around characters will be on hand for hugs and photographs, including Sesame Street’s Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster; Arthur, D.W. and Buster from Arthur; WordGirl; Sid the Science Kid; Clifford; Ruff Ruffman from Fetch; DOG and DUCK from WordWorld; Buddy from Dinosaur Train; Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat; and longtime children’s favorite, Curious George.

Other attractions include complimentary food and beverage, strolling entertainment, children’s performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music, giant inflatables for climbing and sliding, activities and crafts, and live performances from Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS.

Even though this event isn't until August, I wanted to tell you about it now -- while you can still get tickets. This event will sell out. Advance registration is required and early registration is strongly recommended. The general entry fee is $30 per person for adults and $15 for children age 13 and under; for WTTW11 members, the entry fee is $20 per person for adults and $10 for children age 13 and under. All registered participants will receive an official WTTW Kids Fun and Runt-shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Children 24 months old and younger on the day of the event are admitted free, but will not receive a T-shirt, runner/walker number or goodie bag unless registered as paid participants.

Advance WTTW Kids Fun and Run registration is available online at or by calling 773-509-5333. Registration will close on August 22, 2012.

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