Rock ‘n’ Roll debuts race-day childcare service

Running News

website_contact_pg_RnR_KC-580x300-1Tired of passing up on races because of the kiddos? Rock ‘n’ Roll is hoping their new kids camp can solve your problems.

RaceKids will offer care (food, fun and cheerleading included) to children ages 2-12 at select races.

The service, which costs the same as a race registration, will last six hours for parents running the half marathon or eight hours for parents running the full.

“This is to allow for ample time to start, run, and enjoy the finish of your amazing accomplishment,” the RaceKids website states.

“Now parents won’t have to worry about leaving their kids at home when traveling to races and don’t spend the extra money to bring another adult along,” said Brandy Vaillancourt, co-founder of RaceKids. “Our day camps will give your child their own awesome race day experience, with interactive games, snack time and special guest speakers to provide entertainment.”

Runner’s World reports that RaceKids will have access to the same medical aid as race participants, in case of an emergency.  If there is an emergency during the race, the non-running emergency contact person will be contacted. RaceKids will also be able to notify the runner using bib tracking if necessary.

“With so many mothers and fathers participating in our events, arranging for a babysitter or child care can often be a difficult task early on a weekend morning,”said Tracy Sundlun,  co-founder of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “This partnership with RaceKids offers a safe and fun day camp so parents can enjoy running their marathon or half-marathon.”

Here is a look at a day in the life of RaceKids:



One thought on “Rock ‘n’ Roll debuts race-day childcare service

  1. This is a great idea. Considering the cost of a race, it does sound expensive though. My kids were in daycare so I know daycare is not cheap. Hopefully this works and is fun for the kids. The energy of a race may be enough to encourage them to take up the sport.


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