4 Kid-Friendly Runs in Erie This Summer

Fun races for the whole family this summer in Erie, Pa.

By Macaroni KID Erie May 17, 2024

Looking for road races this summer that your kids can take part in? Here are five runs happening in Erie this summer that specifically mention a kids component in their race descriptions.

Please note this list is JUST races that specifically mention kid races as part of their race events.  Visit the Erie Runners Club site for more information on these races or any others taking place this summer!

Into the Woods 5 Miler at Asbury Woods
June 8

Join the Into the Woods Trail Run at Asbury Woods, where you can tackle a scenic 5-mile competitive course, enjoy post-race festivities, and sign up your kids for a fun run. Free babysitting also available! More details and sign up info here.

Get Lost 5K Run / Walk to Benefit Northwest PA K9 Search & Rescue Team
June 8

The Get Lost 5K Run / Walk is all about getting out being active and having fun! We come together as a community / family and enjoy fun, fitness, charity, and shenanigans!  Come support our team and meet some members and their K9 Partners for our annual 5k. Includes a kids dash fun run. More info and registration info here.

Maeve Alice Miller Memorial Run 

July 13

Join a fun trail run event with muddy obstacles, creek crossings, and more, featuring an 8K and 5K for ages 12+, a Fun Run for ages 8+, and a mini Maeve Run for those under 7. Plenty of opportunities to get dirty and have a blast! More details and signup info here.

Grady's Decision Miracles and Miles Walk & Family Carnival 

July 20

Grady's Decision annual fundraiser includes a walk and after-walk event, a family carnival open to the public, including bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, games with prizes, trackless train, snacks, drinks, and more! Free for those 18 and under. More details and signup info here.

Know of a kid- or family-friendly race we're missing? Email and we'll add it to our list!

Past years: Jax Stone Make A Wish 10k/5k and 1 Mile Kids Run | 2024 info not yet available.