Early Bird Bustle Family Fun Run/Walk

The 4th Annual Early Bird Bustle 5K & Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 starting at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, OH continuing on a scenic route of the valley park system and industrial Akron. A Kidz Fun Run will be held at 10 am that includes 2 laps around the St. Vincent St. Mary football field.

This year will include a Family Fall Festival from 9 am-12 noon for $5, which includes face-painting, pumpkin decorating, apple-bobbing, corn-hole and more. We encourage runners or family/friends to wear your Halloween costumes! Tickets can be purchased via the link below – all 5k and Kidz Fun Run participants will receive a t-shirt
if registered by Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Those registering after this date will have shirt sizes filled on a first-come-first-served basis through the online registration process. Runners will receive an additional Fall Festival ticket at no charge. The course is stroller-friendly.

The financial success of this uplifting community event will enable the Junior League of Akron to make a positive impact in our community through outreach efforts such as Kids in the Kitchen, Blessings in a Backpack, and a host of additional community events.

The Early Bird Bustle is a stepping-stone to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices early on, therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks. Following the Family Fun Run/Walk, we will be hosting a Family Activities Fair with various community partners. This fun-filled day will feature educational displays, exercise stations, hands-on learning, face painting, crafts and more.

Please join us in raising awareness about this epidemic and in the fight to ensure a healthy life for the kids of our community. For further information or questions please contact the Junior League of Akron office at (330) 836-4905.

Schedule of Events:
7:15 – 8:45 AM – Packet Pick Up/Registration
9:00 AM – 5K Race Starts
10:00 AM – Kidz Fun Run
9:00 AM – 12 PM – Fall Festival
Register here:

Interested in being a sponsor? Learn more here.

Race SponsorNordson
Water Station SponsorFirstEnergy Foundation
Race Medal SponsorRitchie’s Sporting Goods
Race Bag SponsorJones & Wenner
Mile Marker SponsorStanley Steemer
In Kind Sponsors:
Jo-Ann Fabrics
Chima Travel
Keep Akron Beautiful