Kicks for Kids hosts the 18th annual RGI River Run in honor of children facing physical, mental and environmental challenges. Join in on Saturday, May 24 at Newport on the Levee’s Purple People Bridge. New this year, a School Challenge — the school team with the highest number of participants can win $500 for their school’s athletic association. The day begins with a heartwarming Special K at 9:15 a.m. for kids with special needs, followed by the 5K run/walk at 9:30 a.m. A children’s fun run begins at 10:30 a.m., and the fun will continue with a post-race party featuring live music, and refreshments from Panera, Starbucks and First Watch.
Cost is $16 adults, $10 ages 7 – 17, and free to kids 6 and younger (T-shirts are additional; race day registration prices are slightly higher).
Sign up at kicksforkids.org.