April 22, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797


Get dirty at the KidsPeace 5K Family Fun Mud Run 

The inaugural event is noon Saturday at our Orchard Hills Campus in North Whitehall Township.

N. WHITEHAL TWP. – Outdoor exercise enthusiasts from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond will be racing through sand pits, scaling cargo nets, skidding across a slip ‘n slide and splashing through mud Saturday at KidsPeace’s inaugural 5K Family Fun Mud Run.

More than 450 runners are signed up to participate in the race, which boasts 10 obstacles and plenty of fun on our scenic Orchard Hills Campus at 5300 KidsPeace Drive in North Whitehall Township.

The event kicks off at noon and includes the 5K and a 1-mile walk/run for anyone younger than 18. Children ages 4 to 6 may participate in a FREE 100-yard dash. There is something for everyone, with donated Crayola products for the youngest attendees and a sizable trophy for the winning corporate team.

Online registration is closed, but we will be accepting walk-up registrations the day of the race. Don’t want to bother cleaning your muddy sneakers after the race? Drop them in our donation bins before you leave.

For additional details, contact Gina Stano at 610-799-8071 or visit

About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.