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Armed Forces Kids Run

Sign up for a free run! Register by May 12 to get the free shirt.

Note: This event has already passed.

Calling all kids ready to run!

Join a free youth run for fun! The 2022 America’s Armed Forces Kids Run is Saturday, May 21 at McChord School-Age Center. Parking is at Carter Lake Elementary.

Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms or if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID within five days of the event. Event subject to change; please stay tuned.

Registration forms and entry boxes are available at JBLM School Age Centers, JBLM commissaries, the Youth Sports office and CYS Parent Central offices. The last date to preregister is Thursday, May 12. NEW - completed forms may also be emailed to:

Late registration is May 13–21 at the Youth Sports office only; please call 253-967-2405 for an appointment. 

Same-day registration will be on-site starting at 8 a.m., an hour before the run begins.

Race packet pickup for preregistered applicants is May 18–20, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Youth Sports office at 6398 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main. The office opens at 8:30 a.m. weekdays; please call 253-967-2405 for an appointment.

Please note that late and same-day registrations will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Distance: 5 & 6 year olds: 1/2 mile, 7 & 8 year olds: 1 mile, 9-16 year olds: 2 miles.

After the run, stop by Armed Forces Day at Heritage Hill! Wear your Armed Forces Kids Run shirt (or bring your bib) to the MWR HQ tent at Armed Forces Day and get some free MWR Bucks! AFD Details:

Proudly sponsored by: Defense Commissary Agency

No federal endorsement implied.