Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services
The Centralia Prevention Coalition and Kiddin’ Around invite community members to sign-up for the Super Fun Run (Walk & Roll) on Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Fort Borst Park, 500 Pioneer Way in Centralia. Families and children of all ages and abilities are welcome. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superheroes, and registration is free.
The theme, “Be a Hero, Stay Drug Free,” hopes to encourage kids to avoid drugs and focus on positive activities, like staying active and helping others. “We are so excited to offer this event,” said Sara Bumgardner, the Coordinator for the Centralia Prevention Coalition. “We know youth substance use is a problem in our community and want to give kids fun, positive alternatives to using drugs.”
The Super Fun Run will raise money for the Centralia Athletics and Activities Facilities Foundation (CAAFF). CAAFF is involved in enhancing Centralia School District athletics, activities, and facilities in a variety of ways including facility projects and fundraising. Participants are encouraged to collect donations. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised and most laps!
The run will start at 10:00 a.m. by Fort Borst Park’s Shelter 1. Children and families will run, walk, or roll along the half-mile Lake Trail loop. Free cocoa and cookies will also be offered at the finish line. Participating children will also receive a free Super Fun Run water bottle.
The event is sponsored by Kiddin’ Around and Centralia Prevention Coalition with funding from Washington State Health Care Authority.
The Centralia Prevention Coalition is a community group dedicated to protecting the health and future of youth by preventing and reducing substance use. The group meets monthly to make decisions and plan drug prevention projects. Community members, businesses, and other organizations are all invited to join the coalition.
Kiddin’ Around is a new local non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing fun, free events to the families of Lewis County. The organization was started in 2021 by volunteers who are passionate about making our community a wonderful place in which to raise children.