The 2020 Utica National Kids Run, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 11, has transitioned to a virtual event due to safety and concerns associated with COVID-19. This follows the news that the Boilermaker 15K and the Utica National 5K Road Race are also moving forward as virtual events during these challenging times.


This difficult decision was made in conjunction with medical officials with the safety and well-being of our runners, volunteers, staff, and community in mind.


“While we’re sad to not be able to see all of the kids’ smiling faces in person, we’re happy to be able to continue the tradition of the Utica National Kids Run virtually this year,” said Utica National Chief Executive Officer, Richard P. Creedon. “The Kids Run, along with the Boilermaker 15K and the Utica National 5K, serve as a major summer tradition that bring the community together, and we’re happy that we will still be able to do that this year in a very unique way.”

Registration is free and open to kids ages four to 12 years old. All participants will receive a limited-edition 2020 Utica National T-shirt.


The Utica National Group Foundation has been the title sponsor of the event since the event’s inception in 1989.


For more information and to register, please visit the official 2020 Utica National Virtual Kids Run page at


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