Rose Bowl Kids Run: January 21, 2024

Perfect for future marathoners ages 3 - 8, the Rose Bowl Kids Run, also known as the Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run, will take place again this year. We invite you to register your child to join us for this fun and rewarding event.

Distance: 1/2km

Time: 10:30am* time is subject to change

Location: Rose Bowl Stadium

Ages: Recommended for kids 3 - 8 years old

Registration for 2024 is open for $15

Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run FAQ

How long is the course?

The course is approximately 1/3 mile

Where does the Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run start?

It will start at the main event start line outside the Rose Bowl Field.

Where does the Kids Run finish?

The Rose Bowl Rush is a point to point that finishes at the main finish line on the Rose Bowl Field.

What time does the Rose Bowl Rush Kids Run?

The Rose Bowl Rush starts at 10:30 AM with the first wave. Kids should start lining up at 10:00 AM for warm ups and announcements. IMPORTANT: Parents and family members who do not want to run with their kids can go to the finish line to cheer them in, but they MUST be escorted there. Our PARENT ESCORTS will leave at 10:10am from the Kids Run start line.

What's up with the waves?

Children will be sent out in waves by age group - oldest in front, youngest in back – every 5 minutes. By sending the kids in groups by age, we make it a more safe and fun experience. Parents are encouraged to run with children 6 and under. • Wave 1 is for children 7-8 years old. • Wave 2 is for children 5-6 years old. • Wave 3 is for children 4 and under.

Can siblings or friends who are different ages run together?

Yes, they are welcome to run in the same wave together - it's up to you as the parent to decide which is the more appropriate wave. Children with less running experience will likely feel more comfortable with a younger age group that is a bit slower.

Why do I have two race bibs?

Each child will be given a participant race bib that must be pinned to the front of their clothing. There will be a matching “parent bib” for one parent to either wear or hold onto if they are on the course and when they leave the finish area with their child.

What if I want to run with my child?

We love when parents run with their kids and are welcome to run in any of the waves. We recommend a parent or guardian run with children 5 years and under. Please wear your “Parent Bib” when on the course.

What if I want to spectate at the finish line?

If your child is in Wave 1 (7-8 years old) and is comfortable running without you, you can meet them at the finish line. After you bring your child in the start corral, look for the “Parent Escort” signs. The Parent Escort will leave RIGHT AT 10:10am so you have enough time to walk the 1/3 mile course to the finish line. This is the most direct way to the finish line for spectators. Those who do not join the Parent Escort should plan to run with their child.

What happens after the kids race?

Once your child has crossed the finish line they will be directed into the Kids Reunion Corral next to the finish line. This is where spectating parents may reunite with their children.

Where will bib pick up be?

Kids Run bib pick up will be on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 with the half marathon and 5K.


This is a point to point course and sometimes kids and parents get separated. Take time before the Kids Run to discuss your plan – will you run with your child or meet them at the finish line? Write your cell number on the back of your child's bib. If you need help finding each other, come to the announcer’s stage or locate a staff person.

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