A parent voice from the Kids Korral

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The Kids Korral is a FREE daycare service provided to all DWS participants.

The Kids Korral displays the unique character of the Discover Whitewater Series and the city.

It draws the attention of many runners and their families from surrounding areas and states, as many races around the nation do not provide this service.

“We really enjoyed the Kids Korral because we have done multiple races ranging from 5ks to half marathons and none of those races had this feature,” said Chris Cogbill, a parent and participant. “It was one of the reasons we came to the Discover Whitewater Series, knowing our kids had a place to go while being safe, entertained and cared for.”

While the parent(s)/guardian(s) are running either the half marathon, half marathon relay or the 5K, the children are cared for by the UW-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies and the student organization Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE).

Parents have seen what CARE and UW-Whitewater’s College of Education and Professional Studies has done for their children while they were in Kids Korral.

Each and every volunteer has gone through a background check, so every child is safe on race day.

“There was less worry when my husband and I were running because we knew the kids were safe,” said Tara Miller, a DWS participant and parent. “They had other people to interact with, when it was time to leave the kids didn’t want to!”

Miller also commented on the smooth process from check in to pick up.

All children participating in the Kids Korral must register. The capacity is 70 children, six months to 10 years old for the Kids Korral.

Register your child today so they can run with the wind and have some fun during the DWS!

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