Flare Hair

It was a damp and chilly start to an amazing day. Despite the bitter cold morning air, Louie’s Kids Volunteers came out to support the Cooper River Bridge Run/Kids Run and Wonderfest on Friday, April 5th at Hampton Park, downtown.

Jumping right into the duties of preparing for the runners, volunteers stuffed colorful race bags with race towels, coloring books and USB tags filled with local coupons which were free to each registered runner. Runners could also purchase a Kids Run t-shirt, but the most popular item of the day was the colorful blue and white “flare hair” which was free to any runner or race fan in the park.

Hang on tight!

Hang on tight!

As the day warmed up, families came out to the annual event in droves, and volunteers helped thousands of runners register and prepare for the one mile track around the park. Prior to the race, families enjoyed many free activities including face painting, jump castles, a climbing wall, an obstacle course, a mechanical bull and a mobile gaming theatre offering active games for all ages. Sponsors provided free food as well as a free toy for each kid who came out to the park.

At the end of the day, the kids were happy but tired.  Volunteers worked quickly to clean up the park, pack up the toys and congratulate each other on a job well done. You too can join the movement and volunteer with Louie’s Kids to help fight the childhood obesity epidemic. Click the VOLUNTEER button and take the first step to changing the life of a child in need.