FIRST 5 Kids Fun Run

Why should adults have all the fun? Bring your kids to the Lucile Packard Kids Fun Zone and sign them up for the FIRST 5 Kids Fun Run or preregister online!  The First 5 Kids Fun Run feature 3 dash distances for the little ones to enjoy their own race.

Please note, children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. This is not a drop off area.

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County works to ensure that children in our community are happy, healthy and ready to succeed in school. They are proud to sponsor this year’s Kids Fun Run as part of their ongoing efforts to prevent early childhood obesity. Visit FIRST 5’s Facebook page for more tips and resources on how to keep kids healthy and active.

The FIRST 5 Kids Fun Run consists of three courses:  children ages 2-3 run 80 yards, children ages 4-5 run a 200 yards, and children ages 6-7 run 300 yards.  All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, water bottle, and Potter the Otter storybooks.


9:00 am – Kids Fun Zone Opens
Kids Fun Run Start Time 10:30 am (First Race)

First Race ( 100 yards) ages 2 – 3
Second Race (200 yards) ages 4 – 5
Third Race (300 yards) ages 6 – 7

Course distances subject to change depending upon pavement conditions.

Kids Fun Zone Map 

Scroll below for Kids Fun Run/Zone FAQs


Lucile Packard Kids Fun Zone


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has been a proud sponsor of the Turkey Trot since it was first held in 2004.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the anchor of Stanford Children’s Health, where their passion and expertise is delivering extraordinary care for children and expecting mothers.

Their commitment brings programs and services to those in our community who need them the most – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids and homeless teens to helping re-establish nurse positions in local schools.

The Lucile Packard Kids Fun Zone will have fun and health oriented activities for kids.

How do I register for the Kids Fun Run Race?
Where do I register for the Kids Fun Run on race day?

You can register your child at the 5K/10K bib pick up location starting at 6:30 am.

If my child registers for the 5k/10k race, can they still run in the Kids Fun Run?

No, each child must register and have a Kids Fun Run bib to participate in the Kids Fun Run. However, the Kids Fun Zone is open to everyone.

Where do I pick up my bib and t-shirt?

You can pick up your bib at one of our packet pick ups at Sports Basement or at the race day pick up area. Packet pick-up at Sports Basement is at 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale,  CA 94085  (408)732-0300), November 17 through November 22 – from 11 am – 7 pm each day.

When and where does the Kids Fun Run take place?

The Kids Fun Run start time is at 10:30 am (kids 2 – 3 is the first race) adjacent to the Kids Fun Zone at the cross walk area of South Autumn Street and West St. John Street.

Please listen for the call out for each Kids Fun Run age group that will pre-stage in the main grass area in the center of the Kids Fun Zone starting around 10:20 am.

How far is the Kids Fun Run?

2-3 year olds will be walking/running 80 yards, 4-5 year olds will race 200 yards and 6-7 year olds will race 300 yards.

Can I run with my child?

Parents may run with their children in the 80 yard 2-3 year old race, but may not run on the other courses.

When does the Kids Fun Zone open?

The Kids Fun Zone begins at 8:30 am and will remain open during the Kids Fun Run.

When do the stage activities begin?

The stage activities begin at 9:00 am and conclude at the start of the Kids Fun Run at 10:30 am.

I've lost my child what do I do?

Go to the first aid station in the Kids Fun Zone.