🚨 Race Day Bib Pickup: @ the Info tent | Henry J. Kaiser Parking Lot | Starting at 530AM!

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EAT. LEARN. PLAY. KIDS FUN RUN presented by Kaiser Permanente

Saturday, March 22nd, 2025 – 11am @ the Henry J. Kaiser center for the Arts

Welcome to the Oakland Kid’s celebration of play! In partnership with the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation we have running distances for ages 0-12 as well as activities & music on Saturday, March 16. The Kids Fun Run will be limited, so register early! Scroll down for more details.

OUSD Student? Thanks to Eat. Learn. Play. and our partners, OUSD students can participate for free. Check-in with your school for your special promo code!


In February we will be releasing the all-new Eat. Learn. Play. Kids Fun Run course near Lake Merritt and the Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts, plus additional experiences!  

All kids will receive an Eat. Learn. Play. Kids Fun Run Short Sleeve T-Shirt & Medal!

Registered Kids Receive…

  • Quarter Mile, Half Mile & Mile distances, depending on age
  • Eat. Learn. Play. Kids Fun Run Shirt & Medal
  • Stay tuned for additional details! 

Family Experience…

  • Interactive play areas for every age at the Family Festival including from face painting, Street Soccer USA and more!
  • Family-friendly tunes
  • Eat. Learn. Play. Bus

Packet Pick Up

Parents & guardians are welcome to pick up participant bibs at any of our Pick Up locations. You may also pick up on Saturday morning beginning at 9:00am at the Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts. Specific start times for each race will be announced shortly!


All races will take place near the Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts. The event will begin promptly at 11:00am, going in age order beginning with the youngest and ending with the oldest group. Parents and guardians, especially those 5 and under, are encouraged to run the course with their child, but there will also be Oakland Marathon volunteers running alongside the children throughout the race to cheer them on and support them all the way through the finish line!

We are organizing kids into three distances – Mile (ages 10-12), Half Mile (ages 6-9) and 1/4 Mile (ages 5 & under) – but should your kid wish to go up or down in distance that will be a-OK!

Please arrive at least 30mins prior to the start of your event. Times subject to change.

  • 11:00: 1/4 Mile (5 & Under) – Warmups Followed by Run
  • 11:30: Half Mile (6-9) – Warmups Followed by Run
  • 12:00: Mile (10-12) – Warmups Followed by Run


Help us ensure kids in our community have access to the three vital pillars of a healthy childhood — nutrition, education, and physical activity. 

Founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry in 2019, Eat. Learn. Play. launched with a focus on improving the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area, and across the country. We support children’s well-being through access to nutritious meals, quality reading resources and opportunities to play and be active because everyone deserves the chance to live a happy, healthy childhood. Our efforts are focused on improving Oakland public schools to transform the school experience for a generation of students—ensuring all OUSD students are provided the nutritious meals they need to thrive, the support needed to become stronger readers, and great schoolyards and opportunities to be active and participate in youth sports.

For more information about Eat. Learn. Play., please visit www.eatlearnplay.org, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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