Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, 2013
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon 2010
Welcome to the 4th annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend on the beautiful River Commons in downtown Wilkes Barre. This is your family’s race! The events start on Friday afternoon with the race expo, live music, and great food outdoors on the banks of the Susquehanna River. We will have arts and crafts for kids, a bounce house and other fun games. For athletes we have three events on Friday night. The Harrold’s Pharmacy Walk for Adoption, the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Friday Night 5K run, and the OneSource River Street Mile.
The OneSource River Street Mile
The OneSource River Street Mile is thrilling to watch or run. It is the final race in the Valley’s Fastest Man Series and last year included several NCAA All-Americans and an Olympian from Argentina. This year look for finishing times of under 4:14.
The Wet Paint Friday Night 5k
The Friday Night 5k takes place on portions of the same flat, fast and shaded streets of Wilkes Barre that half marathon and 10 runners cover on Saturday morning. A wonderful evening prelude to a great day of racing. (course map) (results)
The Harrold's Pharmacy Walk Home
The Harrold’s Pharmacy Walk Home is a special event free to all foster and adopted families. The walk celebrates the people who opened their hearts and homes to orphans in NEPA. Following the walk a very special awards ceremony with personal adoption testimonies will help conclude the evening. (Registration Form)
The Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon 2010
The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend starts Saturday morning at the River Commons. The fast, flat, shaded two loop course passes by family and spectators three times. You will pass four aid stations twice. Stations are stocked with Gatorade, water, ice and gels. There will be live bands and cheerleaders on course to inspire you. One loop is a 10K. Two loops (with a little extra out-and-back) is the half marathon. This course is fast and you can see your competition often. Expect a PR.
Bring the kids and enroll them in free CrossFit Kids during the race. Spectators enjoy a special gymnastics demonstration, free pancake breakfast, Zumba classes, yoga classes, and a float on the Susquehanna River!
New for 2014
- A fourth aid station will be added this year at the corner of Old River Road and Riverside Drive. Look for the staff of your local Wendy's to be dishing out the water, Gatorade, powergels, and ice.
- There will be two groups of cheerleaders to urge you on! One group will be cheering near Kistler Elementary and the other at the Start/Finish Line.
- Free massages will be available to athletes on Friday night and Saturday morning. Messages will be provided by Massage for All Sports in Kingston. Massages will be on a first come/first served basis.
- Vive Health and Fitness will be providing coupons for a free nutritional analysis. We have 100 of these we will give to the first 100 10K and Half Marathon Runners to receive their packets on Friday night
Proceeds from the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend go to support foster care and adoption in NEPA.
Schedule of Events:
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About Wendy's Wonderful Kids
Wendy's Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is making a difference for thousands of children – one child at a time. The Foundation awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who execute aggressive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive families. More than 100 Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters are working for children in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and throughout Canada and locally, here at the Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Created by Wendy's® founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements results-driven national signature programs, foster care adoption awareness initiatives and research-based advocacy efforts. To learn more, visit www.DaveThomasFoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.