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1,400 kids take part in 2018 Utica National Kids Run

Utica National Kids Run returns in grand fashion.

Posted: Jul 7, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: Jul 7, 2018 6:39 PM

Utica, N.Y. - After a year away because of bad weather in 2017, the Utica National Kids Run once again made a big splash at M.V.C.C. in Utica on Saturday.

Kids Run Director Dennis Brenon says everything went off without a hitch and he was very pleased that 1,400 kids took part, "Our 4 to 6 age group, which we had over 600 kids in that division alone, shows running is on the rise, especially here in Central New York."

Brenon says there was even a youngster from Japan that took part this year.

Peyton Judge, an 8 year old from Pennsylvania, made the trip up with her family to take part, "Well my mom is from here originally so it's been a big party and all of our family lives here."

The event is fully sponsored by the Utica National Insurance Group and thanks to that company which employs 1,200 people, this event is free to everyone involved.

Utica National Insurance Group C.E.O. Rich Creedon says it's an honor to be part of such an event that means so much to so many in this community, "This is the 30th anniversary, it's really a great event for the community, we really get to showcase the best the area has to offer and we're so proud to be a part of it."

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