Race for a Healthier Tomorrow

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(Little Rock) April 5 – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will host the inaugural Race for a Healthier Tomorrow on Saturday, April 13, presented by First Financial Bank. Lace up your sneakers for the timed-5K or stroll the 1-mile family fun walk through the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and downtown Little Rock.

Participants can register for the race at archildrens.org/race. For adult runners (18 and up) registration is $25, youth runners (5-17) registration is $10 and children (4 and under) registration is free. Unable to make it in person? Sign up as a virtual runner for $30 and your event shirt will be mailed to you. Proceeds from the event support programs and services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

The timed-5K begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile family fun walk begins at 8:10 a.m. at Children’s Hall, located at 6 Children’s Way on the campus of ACH.

Participants are encouraged to dress in a family-friendly costume as they run through the ACH campus and downtown Little Rock.

“The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is thrilled to host the inaugural Race for a Healthier Tomorrow 5K and family fun walk,” said Ashley Parker event co-chair. “It’s exciting to create a new event that invites the community to support the mission to champion children’s health in our state.”

Following the race, participants will enjoy fun fair activities including games, face painting, a Lego-building station, arts and crafts and entertainment from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the parking lot next to Children’s Hall.

“The ACH Auxiliary has supported the ACH for more than 50 years,” said Angie Johnson, event co-chair. “This event gives the community an opportunity to come together to raise funds to support Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a vital resource we have in our own backyard.”

Additional sponsors include Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, B98.5, Alice 107.7, KARK, 3M, B&B Solutions, Chick-Fil-A Midtown, QualChoice Health Insurance, Staley Electric, ACE Glass, Culligan of North Little Rock, Go! Running, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC, Quest Diagnostics, Stephens Inc., Arkansas Cardiology, Heatsheets, Angie & Jordan Johnson, Legacy Termite & Pest Control, Garver and The Southern Company of North Little Rock, Inc.

For race routes, packet pick-up and volunteer information visit archildrens.org/race.

About Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary 
The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association, is a separate 501(c)(3) organization serving patients and families through fundraising and service projects. Founded in 1967, the Auxiliary has grown to more than 500 members who support the hospital through many fundraising efforts including Á la Carte, Miracle Ball, Race for a Healthier Tomorrow, the Playaway Gift Shop, the ACHiever Program and the Holiday Card Project.

About Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Arkansas Children’s, Inc., is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. The system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally recognized transport service. It is one of the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News World & Reportin cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, nephrology and pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services. Arkansas Children’s also blankets the state with outreach programs that include telemedicine, mobile health and school-based health solutions. A private nonprofit, Arkansas Children’s boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research and is committed to providing every child with access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources. Founded as an orphanage, Arkansas Children’s has championed children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow for more than 100 years. For more info, visit www.archildrens.org.

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