The Race for Kids is aimed to raise awareness and funds for our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and our Pediatric Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy departments. All proceeds will help purchase equipment and supplies needed to provide a continuum of care for our tiny babies in the NICU to our children with developmental delays who work hard each week in their therapy appointments. At Franciscan Health, we want to enhance a child’s ability to learn, improve their physical function as well as support their need for independence. 

This year's activities will include a:

  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Kid's Dash, a non-competitive 100-yard dash free to children of all ages and abilities
  • NEW! Butterfly Release allowing families to honor and remember a lost baby or child

The deadline for online registration is Thursday, June 4th; however, individuals can still register the morning of the race.

Following the Race for Kids is our Healthy Families Fun Fair that will take place inside the hospital from 10AM to 2PM. This event is free and will feature fun, kid friendly activities at every booth inspiring families to lead an active and healthy lifestyle

Event Information

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Race for Kids: 8:00AM to 10AM EST

Healthy Family Fun Fair: 10AM to 2PM EST


5K Run/Walk: $25 (includes one butterfly)

Children under 10: Free (includes one butterfly)

Kids Dash: Free

Additional butterflies: $5 each
To be guaranteed a t-shirt and a butterfly, participants must be registered by Friday, May 15, 2019.

Event Location:

Franciscan Health East Campus

1701 S Creasy Lane

Lafayette, IN 47905

(All activities will begin and take place outside at the end of St. Francis Way by our 3920 office building)

Event Timeline:

8:00AM      Registration

9:00AM        Butterfly Release
9:15AM         Kids Dash

9:30AM         5K Starts

10:00AM       Awards Ceremony & Healthy Families Fun Fair begins inside the hospital


Prizes will be awarded for Race Winners in the following categories:

-Top overall Male 

-Top overall Female 

-Top Male and Female in each age division







Ribbons will be award to all Kid who participate in the Kids Dash    

Packet / Bib Pick Up:

Want to pick your race day packet up before the race?

Then stop by Fleet Feet on Friday, June 5th from 4-7pm.

Fleet Feet

500 Sagamore Pkwy W, Ste 3E

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Or participants can pick up everything the day of the race. Registration/Bib pick up will begin at 8AM.

* All butterflies will be given out day of at the Butterfly table

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Sponsorships Opportunities

We would like to invite you to become a sponsor for our 5th Annual Race for Kids event. By sponsoring, you are not only ensuring the success of this event, you are helping to enhance the quality of life for children right here in our backyards.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please download our 2020 Race for Kids Sponsorship Packet.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Jen Eberly at or 765.423.6812.