The 1 of a Kind 5K Benefitting Local Foster Youth
Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation will host the premier 5K and community event of the fall for their 5th consecutive year!
By MONA STEPHENS
If you were to read an article about zombies and other creatures running down the streets of Prescott Arizona, it’s safe to say you’d either think it was a hoax or the apocalypse.
Thanks to Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation (YC4KF), a local nonprofit helping foster kids in Yavapai county, both of these thoughts are wrong!
On October 27th, a horde of kids and adults, dressed in costumes ranging from zombies and witches to anything, will flood the streets of downtown Prescott to complete their mission.
Their mission is to raise money for local kids in foster care by running in YC4KF’s 5th annual Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run, playing games, and taking home 1 of 6 best costume awards. Experience the excitement for yourself; here’s what to expect.
The Fun Run-Down on Costumes for Kids 5K
Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run is a yearly 5K and community event that takes place at the, beautiful, Courthouse Square Plaza in downtown Prescott. This 5K is a hybrid between a community fair, 5K, Halloween party, and charity fundraiser; making it unlike anything else in the area.
Parents, children, and 5K fanatics, alike, go to Courthouse Square around 9:30am to get ready for the 5K by registering to run or signing in. Every runner gets a branded t-shirt and, later, food. The 5K starts at 10am, can be walked, and is untimed.
If walking isn’t your thing: vendors provide game booths, Arizona Batman and Ghost Busters offer photo ops, while Magic 99.1 DJs in the background. As each runner makes their way back to the square to complete the 5k, they are greeted with cheers and rewarded with food.
They see kids dancing, people winning prizes, and making memories with their families. It’s not just about the people who show up to raise money for and awareness of the local kiddos in foster care; it’s about the joy it brings them.
“My family has come every year since it started and we still have a blast!” – 2018 5k Participant
Creating Great New Memories
Now you know all the gory details of Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation’s annual 5K Fun Run, make sure you register! Foster families and all children 16 or under run for free.
You won’t want to miss the premier 5K of the fall, benefitting local foster kids.