San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) July 25, 2011 -- The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC) invites the community to participate in the Munchkin Kids Fun Run taking place at the annual San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 31 at 9:00 a.m.
The event, designed to encourage physical fitness among children of all ages, will feature the 1 mile, 1/2 mile and the 100 yard dash. Funds raised from the race will support child abuse prevention programs at the SFCAPC.
"Our Munchkin Kids Fun Run is a great way to teach kids about fitness while giving everyone in the family a chance to support our community," said Katie Albright, Executive Director of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. "With the money we raise at the event, we can improve our counseling, educational programs and other supportive services, and continue our efforts to prevent child abuse and help parents raise happy and healthy children."
The Munchkin Kids Fun Run will start and end on the Embarcadero at Mission Street. All competitors will receive a runner's bib with their name on it, a signature medal for finishing, t-shirts, food and drinks after the race at the Munchkin Festival. All participants must pre-register at a cost of $25 and parents are encouraged to help the Center fundraise by gathering pledges for their children from families and friends. Parents may also register their children at the San Francisco Marathon Expo Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 7th and Brannan Streets, San Francisco. For more information, please visit [http://www.thesfmarathon.com/the-race/munchkin-kids-run/].
About the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
For more than 38 years, the programs of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center have served the community's most vulnerable Bay Area children and families. The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children. With direct crisis and intervention programs designed to reduce parental stress, enhance parenting skills and provide comprehensive services for families in need, we provide open-ended support and help families break the cycle of violence. As one of the most comprehensive services providers in San Francisco, we also offer education, training programs and public advocacy for child abuse prevention. In 1998, the Center joined the 25-year histories of the San Francisco Child Abuse Council and TALK Line Family Support Center to form the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. For more information, visit http://www.sfcapc.org.