The DWS partners with the UW-Whitewater College of Education and Professional Studies and the student organization Creative and Resourceful Educators (CARE). Together they have created the Kids Korral.
The Kids Korral is a FREE daycare service provided to all DWS participants.
CARE brings student volunteers to help lead the Kids Korral on race day. All volunteers go through background checks prior to race day.
“The kids are a bundle of fun,” Alysa Rahn, UW-W senior and president of CARE said.
Alysa has volunteered with the DWS for two years. She mentioned how she has enjoyed seeing the different ages of children interact with each other.
After the children signed in with Heather Rynearson, UW-W junior and vice president of CARE, they would start playing games and participating in activities provided by CARE.
“The families are always really appreciative,” Kristen Linzmeier, CARE advisor and UW-W professor said.
Linzmeier and Rahn have been approached by parents that have run the race multiple years in a row. They are always excited to talk about the race and how wonderful the service of the Kids Korral is.
Linzmeier mentioned a couple that was able to run together for the first time since their children were born because the DWS provided the Kids Korral.
Both Rahn and Rynearson said they enjoyed working with the DWS team and the children on race day. Rynearson will work with the DWS for the 2018 race as she continues to work with CARE.
The DWS team is looking forward to working with UW-W and CARE once again for the 2018 DWS.
All children participating in the Kids Korral must register. The capacity is 70 children, 6 months to 10 years old for the Kids Korral.