Does your kid want to join in on the fun? Are you hoping to instill your love for running and the outdoors?

Not only is this race series a chance for little ones ages 3-10 to be a part of the “Big Kid” races, but it’s also a great way to teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The races are non-competitive — everyone receives a finishers ribbon for participating! Distances vary based on age and location but is always less than a mile.

Run multiple races, earn more prizes!

Check out our lineup for 2023!

Kids Mini Marshmallow Run

Feb. 18, 2023 at Noon

At the Deschutes County Expo Center

Little Fry Run

April 22, 2023 at Noon

At the Athletic Club of Bend

Happy Little Kids Run

May 20, 2023 at Noon

At Riverbend Park

Kids Summer Sprint

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Noon

At Troy Field

Balloon Blast

Friday, July 21, 2023 at 4pm

At Central Oregon Community College

Harvest Run

Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Noon

At Troy Field

Race more, earn more


The more kids participate the more they earn. Starting at their second race, kids have the opportunity to win cool prizes. Collect a stamp on your bib from each race to claim your prize!

Included with every race! Each kiddo will receive a custom Kids Rock bib, finishers ribbon and a Clif Bar.

Kids Rock Ribbon

Kids Rock Trucker Hat

Kids Rock Gallery

Get Involved!

Help make the magic happen at our Kids Rock Events!

Sign up to volunteer and have a blast setting up the course, cheering the little runners on and  handing out their prizes.