The Oklahoma City Boathouse District will be transformed into a magical village on May 4 for a children's festival, and News 9's Bobbie Miller will serve as "Her Royal Highness" at the event.
The fifth Annual Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4 around the Oklahoma City Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.
The Princess Run is a 1.2 mile run/walk/stroll event that promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle for girls age 12 and under. The Little Dude Dash is a 1.2 mile run/walk for superhero boys. The Princess Run will start at 2 p.m., and the Little Dude Dash will start at 3 p.m. Both runs will be along the Oklahoma River trails.
The festival is a free, public event and includes interactive experiences with the Oklahoma City Barons, Ice Girls, the new Oklahoma City Energy Pro Soccer Team, arts/crafts pavilion and much more. All of the venues will be open for tours and youth activities via OKC RIVERSPORT. Food trucks, such as Roxy's Ice Cream, will be out to celebrate as well.
The event partners include OKC RIVERSPORT and runhers, a women's health and lifestyle organization headquartered in Oklahoma City.
"The Princess Run and Little Dude Dash Festival is designed to celebrate our kids! On May 4, the kids experience is our main focus (parents can run with kids or act like kids), our creativity and imagination allows us to be as playful as we can with the festival," said runhers Special Projects Director Sheila Kidder. "We want the event to entertain, engage and celebrate our amazing kids while offering support and awareness for all the great things that are happening on the Oklahoma River here in OKC."
Registration for the Princess Run and Little Dude Dash closes May 1, and the cost to participate is $27.50 per individual runner. Participants will receive an event shirt, string backpack and medal.