Kids Run and festival set for April 4 in Hampton Park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The Cooper River Bridge Run's Kids Run and Wonderfest is set for April 4 at Hampton Park in downtown Charleston.

Organizers say the free event starts at 11 a.m. and will offer hot dogs, healthy snacks, entertainment, a toy village, inflatables, a climbing wall, and K-9 training demonstrations. There will also be an opportunity to register for the Kids Run.

Kids registration is $10 and adult registration is $15, which includes a t-shirt, race number and medal.

This is the second year the Kids Run has partnered with Wonder Works' "Wonderfest" bringing several new additions including a "Wonder Works Toy Village" that is complete with the nation's top toy vendors and toys that were actually invented by kids.

"With over 8,000 people that attended the Kids Run & Wonderfest last year, we wanted to bring some new faces and activities for people to enjoy this year," said Wonder Works owner Christine Osborne.

This is the first year that the Kids Run has partnered with the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Wellness Initiative. Beginning at 12:00 pm, over 600 kids from 10 CCSD schools will compete on teams as a part of their CCSD Wellness Challenge.{} The teams will race around the park where the team with the best time will win the Dave Spurlock Award.

"I'm overjoyed that we could add this local component to the festival this year to promote and grow the CCSD Wellness Initiative in the Charleston community," said Osborne.

This year's Kids Run & Wonderfest is dedicated to the late Peyton Moore.

"It is an honor to have Peyton's artwork for this year's Kids Run and Wonderfest. His design was a favorite among the community and the judges. This young man touched so many hearts, was such a huge part of the running community, and is a true inspiration to us allso we are dedicating this year's Kids Run to him," said bridge run race director Julian Smith.