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Dear Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Members and Running Community Friends,
As an organization, we are in unprecedented times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) was determined to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization and both federal and state governments have declared a state of emergency. Although last week's Executive Order mandate was for cancellation of events larger than 250, many local community organizations have discontinued in-person gatherings in a concerted effort to protect the people they serve, and the community as a whole.
Kalamazoo Area Runners will be following guidance from federal, state and local authorities, as well as the practices of similar organizations to do our part in helping to control the spread of COVID-19.
The Kalamazoo Area Runners (Board) and several members of the Battle Creek Subcommittee held an emergency meeting on Saturday, March 14, and have decided to cancel the 2020 Kids Bunny Hop. We know that the decision to postpone is not going to make everyone happy, but it’s a risk that we have to take in an effort to help protect the health of our runners in this time of unknown.
Additional race information can be found at http://kalamazooarearunners.org/the-2019-kids-bunny-hop-fun-run-is-april-20.
The 2020 Kids' Bunny Hop Fun Run will be held Saturday April 11, 2020 between 2:00 p.m and 4:15 p.m. There are different times for each age category. The different age categories allow the opportunity to monitor "egg collection" as kids run/walk their way through the bunny course. In addition to all the fun kids events, a Parent Egg Station will be available after the event. This is where parents will be able to appropriately and fairly "adjust" the basket winnings for their bunnies.
The Fun Run begins with registration and check-in at 2:00 p.m. with Kids' Activities before and refreshments after the run. The event will be at Moorsbridge Elementary School, 7361 Moorsbridge Rd., Portage, MI 49024. This is a free event if you register before April 11. There is a fee of $5.00 for day of event registration, providing the individual event slots and races are not full.
This is a free event open to the community, with donations accepted to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.
The Kids' Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Run schedule is as follows:
2:00 p.m: Check-in & Various Kids Activities including dancing, coloring, balloons, photo booth (bring your own camera), etc.
2:45-4:00 p.m: Individual Races, Refreshments & Door Prizes
Your child's enjoyment and success at "hunting" eggs is very important to us. Please select the group most appropriate for your child (ages below provided as guidelines only), so that we can best prepare for the number of children participating in each group. Please remember that there are limits for each of the races so it is important that you sign up early. If you are signing up as a family and one of the slots is full, please reach out to us so that we can assure that your family can participate together (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-388-2830).
Baby Bunnies (Ages 2 and under) will scavenge for eggs with direct help from their parent or caregiver in their own area of the Easter Bunny's Playground.
Baby Bunnies (ages 3 through 5) will scavenge for eggs with supervision from their parent or caregiver, in the Easter Bunny's Corral. (don't tell the 4 and 5 year olds that it is Baby Bunnies - if you come up with a great name - let us know).
Bunnies (ages 6 through 8) will scavenge for eggs on an approximate one mile cross country course. Parents are welcome to accompany them, and course marshals will be present.
Big Bunnies (ages 9 & 10) is for the older ones that loves to run, grab eggs, and enjoy the fun of still being able to participate in a Bunny Hop that has prizes. Prizes are limited for the Big Bunnies.
Children need to bring their own Easter basket. Refreshments and door prizes provided after the run.
Online registration closes April 10 at 4:00 p.m..
Event Day registration will be in the School Gym between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments and door prizes for the kids will be held in the gym immediately following the egg hunt.
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