June 25, 2012

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797


Jingle in July 5K will support KidsPeace’s Reading foster care office 

WYOMISSING – Lace up your running shoes and grab some jingle bells. It’s almost time for Jingle in July, a 5K race hosted by KidsPeace’s Reading Foster Care and Community Programs office.

The race is scheduled for July 14 at Gring’s Mill Park, 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing (near the Penn State Berks campus). Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk, starting at 8:45 a.m. Find all the details under “Special Events.

The deadline to mail registration is Saturday, but online registration at is open until midnight on July 11. The registration fee is $20 before Saturday and $25 after.

The race is Christmas themed and will incorporate a toy drive to collect holiday gifts for children in our program. Prizes will be awarded for top race times, as well as best holiday costume. The course is wheel measured, shaded and a mostly flat cinder path.

If you have additional questions, call 610-374-0946 or email

KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 130 years of living out our mission to give hope, help and healing to children, families and the communities we serve. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @kidspeace.


About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.