July 19, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore

Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797  


Register now for 2014 KidsPeace 5K Family Fun Mud Run 

Plan to get dirty at the April 26 event in North Whitehall Township.

N. WHITEHALL TWP. – A love of running, obstacles and an abundance of mud will bring people together for the second annual KidsPeace 5K & 1-mile Family Fun Mud Run.

Registration is now open for the second annual event, planned for April 26 on our Orchard Hills Campus in North Whitehall Township. Visit to register start training for muddy fun. Gather friends a family, run solo or create a corporate challenge team.

The race is held on the beautiful 250-acre KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus, featuring scenic views, more than a dozen obstacles and lots and lots of mud! A race for all ages and abilities, the course features 5K and 1-mile obstacle courses as well as a free 100-yard dash for small children. Check out a YouTube video from this year’s event:

The 2013 race featured more than 500 participants, including corporate teams from Olympus, People First Credit Union and Lehigh Valley Hospital, as well as more than 50 friend/family teams. The 2014 race is expected to surpass 1,000 participants ready to get down and dirty for a great cause!

The KidsPeace Family Fun Mud Run raises vital financial resources for the KidsPeace Children’s Fund, which supports the programs and services offered to the children, families and communities served by KidsPeace.


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.