Playworks Utah believes in the power or play to bring out the best in every kid.
On Saturday, March 11, 500 runners, walkers, crawlers, strollers and volunteers will descend onto Wheeler Historic Farm for Playworks Utah’s 6th annual Race to Reduce Bullying 5K and Fun Run. All proceeds from this event will benefit Playworks Utah as they continue to stamp out bullying in Utah’s elementary schools. Playworks provides over 33,000 children in 58 Utah elementary schools with opportunity to engage in safe, meaningful play throughout the school day. Playworks’ program has been proven to reduce bullying by an average of 43%, not to mention decrease transition time from recess to the classroom and increase physical activity and feelings of safety.
WHERE: Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City UT 84121
WHEN: Saturday, March 11th
9:00 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – 5k start
10:15am – 1-mile Fun Run start
SPONSORS: Game Gear, Intermountain Healthcare (TOSH), Road ID, Wasatch Running Company
CONTACT: Theresa Dellomo, (385)743-0291, Theresa.Dellomo@playworks.org
Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 900 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches more than half of a million students directly and through professional training services. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.