Run the Ridges for Missing and Endangered Kids is a 5K walk/run event to fundraise for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as well as to support the community and raise awareness about abduction and violence against children.
Inspired by Jessica Ridgeway, a 10-year-old girl from Westminster, CO who was abducted and murdered in October 2012, 8-year-old Trevor Long decided he wanted to organize a 5K walk/run event to help raise awareness and money for missing and endangered kids.
This family friendly 5K walk/run event will take place on April 6, 2013. Originally this event was planned to take place at the Memorial Park in Arvada, CO and wind around the Ralston Creek Trail. Due to construction at Memorial Park, the event will now take place at Van Bibber Park in Arvada, CO. It is a quiet, beautiful location with on-site bathrooms.
There will be a small safety fair immediately following the 5K walk/run. Child ID kits will be available as well as information on how you can keep your kids safe!
We will have a booth for Jessica Ridgeway’s Legacy at the safety fair where we will accept donations and pass out Safety Fair pamphlets. Donations from our booth will go towards the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park remodel and/or the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy Fund with the Broomfield Community Foundation, depending on if the $535K goal for the park remodel has been reached by the day of the event.
For more information on how to donate to Jessica Ridgeway’s Legacy click here.
Register now and receive a discount! To register online click here.
Online Registration: 3/5/13 – 4/4/13 $30
Event Day Registration: 4/6/13 $35
All registered participants will receive an event T-shirt in the size chosen at the time of registration. T-shirts can be picked up at the registration booth on the event day, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Proceeds and donations from the registration booth will go to the NCMEC, the leading non-profit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
Water will be available at the event. To avoid unnecessary landfill waste, we ask that you please bring your own water bottles or cups. Thank you!
For more information on how to donate to the NCMEC click here.
Event Day Schedule — Saturday, April 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. – 5K Walk/Run Starts
10:30 a.m. – Safety Fair
NOTE – this event is registered with the Secretary of State.