The Children's Friend 16th Annual 5K Walk & Run

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Join us for the 16th Annual
Children's Friend Walk & Run
sponsored by Panera Bread

100% of the funds raised through our Annual 5K Walk/Run go toward programs that help us 
nurture and protect the children and families we serve.

Join Children's Friend and Panera Bread on Saturday, May 5, 2018 for a great day at the park for a good cause. We're raising money for Rhode Island's most vulnerable children with a walk or timed 5K run, live performances, arts and crafts, and all kinds of fun for children and adults! The proceeds from The Walk & Run benefit Children's Friend, Rhode Island's oldest child welfare agency.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Roger Williams Park • 1000 Elmwood Avenue, RI 

Event Schedule:

Registration for Walkers and Runners/Panera Breakfast  9:00-10:00 am

5K Run/Walk Start  10:00 am

Panera Lunch & Free Fun Activities  11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Runner Registration: $30.00

Walker Registration: No Fee


Can I bring my family to the Children’s Friend Walk?
Families and children of all ages are encouraged to attend the Walk. There will be entertainment and activities. Last year's event included interactive games, a DJ, live music, arts and crafts, and much more!

Are pets allowed?
Yes, in accordance with Roger Williams Park policies.

How do I set up a team?
Register your team online by clicking “Register” on this page. For additional questions about registration, contact Children’s Friend at (401) 276-4328.

What is the distance of the Walk/Run?
The course is 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles.

What should I bring the day of the event? 
We suggest you dress in layers and bring a small bag to hold your valuables if needed. Sunscreen is recommended. The event takes place rain or shine.

Will the run be timed? 
Yes, timing is included in the $30 registration fee for runners.

Is there a fee to participate?
There is no fee to attend the event or participate in the Walk. A $30 entry fee is charged to runners, which includes timing services. We encourage participants to raise funds prior to the event to benefit the programs and services at Children’s Friend.

Will food and beverages be provided?
Panera Bread will provide breakfast and lunch for all participants. In addition, several sponsors donate bottled water for walkers and runners.

Where should I park?
Parking is available throughout the park, and one of the Children's Friend school buses will be circling the park if you'd like a ride!

What if it rains?
The event will take place rain or shine.

Event Location:
Roger Williams Park Temple to Music 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI


Join us for a great day at the park! 

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