Registration is underway for the eighth annual Kids Run Arkansas, a 1-mile and 3-mile run/walk for kids of all ages, presented by the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.

Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is the title sponsor for Kids Run Arkansas this year.

Kids Run Arkansas will begin at 6 p.m. April 15 at Laurel Park.

The event offers fun for the entire family, including face painting, games and more leading up to the run/walk.

There is no chip timing as Kids Run Arkansas strives to promote fun and fitness in youth and family, but each child who is registered will receive a Road I.D. race bib this year.

Each child who completes the 1- or 3-mile run/walk will receive a finisher’s medal, sponsored by Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

Kids Run Arkansas was established in 2008 with registration increasing from 209 to nearly 800 in 2015.

Each year, the schools with the highest percentage of participation are awarded scholarships for their physical education programs. In 2015, scholarships valued at $4,600 were awarded.

The cost of Kids Run Arkansas is $10 per child and includes an event T-shirt, finisher medal, post-race goody bag and refreshments.

The registration deadline for Kids Run Arkansas is March 29 to guarantee an event tee and finisher medal.

A registration form is available online at

For more information, call Mallory Lefler, race director, at 501-450-9292 ext. 309.