Join the World's Largest Children's Running Event


Said, 1½ years-old from Kenya, was already small and weak from birth. Malnutrition put his health at greater risk. He was enrolled in the milk voucher project after he showed signs of hunger and malnutrition and now is showing signs of improvement.

Nearly 7 million children under the age of 5 die each year due to easily preventable diseases. When they do survive, children are sick due to lack of food, clean water and inadequate healthcare. Attending school is often impossible because parents live on less than one dollar each day. Even in America, nearly 1 in 4 children live in poverty, facing a future empty of hope.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.


Run for Kids is a global fundraising movement in which teams of children in America and around the world are setting a goal to run a total of 5,000 miles, to help children in the world’s toughest places not only survive but also thrive.

Last year more than 20,000 children in over 40 countries participated in this event, running for each other and for children in need. This year you, your friends and family, school or group can join in on the fun and joy of this amazing, life-changing race.


The Run for Kids is fun AND easy to do!


  • Registration is free and can be done online at
  • Participants can run on either Save the Children’s Global Race Day (October 17, 2014) or any other day in the year.
  • Select a target distance for yourself/team (1 mile, 5 miles, 10 miles, etc.) and get your friends and family to support you with a donation.

Funds raised will go directly to help save children's lives in the United States and around the world.

  • $100 raised can help stock a library for schools in the U.S.
  • $150 raised can help provide 3 goats to families in need
  • $200 raised can help provide ready-to-use food to help save malnourished children
  • $300 raised can help provide healthcare essentials to a school clinic serving hundreds of children in 35 schools

Join Save the Children's Run for Kids!

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