Earth Defender 1K Presented by Capital One.

Race Details:

Start: Right in front of the Rivers Edge Convention Center and finishes in front of Mexican Village!

The Earth Defender 1K invites children 12 and younger to run, walk or wheel their way to the finish line. This is an inclusive event and is accessible to children of all abilities. Registration is only $10 and includes an awesome t-shirt and a finisher medal. Limited to the first 500 adventurers!

  Special thanks to North Crest Kids Activity Center for helping make sure your kids make it back to mom and dad safely!

To ensure your little adventurer can get the most out of the Earth Defender 1K:

  • Register with a buddy
  • Invite family members to cheer for the participants
  • Wear running shoes and comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes

1K Details

The 1K will begin at 5:30 p.m. sharp with four heats 3:00 minutes apart. Locate your age group prior to the start of the race:

  • Heat #1: Ages 11 and up 
  • Heat #2: Ages 8-10 
  • Heat #3: Ages 5-7 
  • Heat #4: Ages 4 and under  

Please remember: Parents, please stay outside the staging and finish line area. Parents are allowed to run with young children, but space is limited. No strollers allowed on the 1K course. If your child misplaces you, we will keep them in the finish line chute. Volunteers will be there to assist.


1K Course