Triathlon, Fun Runs Saturday

5th Annual Powell KidsFest Returns to Powell Adventure Park with Columbus Youth Triathlon and FOAM & LOOT Fun Runs

Event: Come swim, bike, run, get soapy, play, and have an all-around great family time at the 2017 Powell KidsFest, presented by The Tutoring Center of Powell. This year’s event will have added attractions including fun contests for all ages to enjoy and play for prizes.

Admission and parking are free!

The Powell KidsFest benefits People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County, OH: Assisting families and individuals of Delaware County in a collaborative effort by providing personal emergency assistance with dignity and respect in their time of need.

There will be a food donation collection point available. The TOP TEN items most needed in the PIN Food Pantry:

1. Cereal

2. Canned Fruit

3. Baked Beans

4. Canned Soup

5. Boxed Potatoes

6. Pancake Mix

7. Pancake Syrup

8. Saltine Crackers

9. Pasta

10. Spaghetti Sauce

KidsLinked’s 2017 Fitness Series presented by Ohio ENT and Allergy Associates, continues with the third race event of its season. Registrations are open, up until Aug. 11th at noon at, and on-site event day starting at 7am for:

Race Schedule

• Splash ‘N Dash – 9 a.m.

• 10 & Under Triathlon/Duathlon – 9:20 a.m.

• 11 to 18 Triathlon/Duathlon – 9:50 a.m.

• 1 Mile FOAM & LOOT Fun Run (all ages) – 10:30 a.m.

• ½ & ¼ Mile FOAM & LOOT Fun Run (all ages) – 11 a.m.

When: Saturday, August 12, 8 a.m.-noon

Where: Powell Adventure Park, 260 Adventure Park Drive, Powell

Powell KidsFest will feature:

• FREE Admission

• FREE Fun Zone: Fun Zone presented by LVLUP Sports; Trampolines from Recreations Outlet; Mr. Game Room video game truck; FREE Balloon Artist and Glitter Tattoos; Passport Scavenger Hunt for prizes; Soccer Penalty Kick Contest; Water Balloon Toss Contest; Hula Hoop Contest; Limbo Contest

• FREE Balloon Artist & Glitter Tattoos

• Premier Partner, Buckeye Gymnastics

• Passport Scavenger Hunt for prizes

• Festival Performances & Demonstrations

• Food Trucks

• Family Marketplace Zone with local businesses & activities

• Event details at

About KidsLinked Family Media Group is a one-of-a-kind family resource for parents to find local kid-friendly activities, family events, cool deals, and fun things to do. Our website has all the information parents need, in one convenient place.

2017 marks our 10 year anniversary. KidsLinked publishes 19 annual seasonal and themed family resource guides (print and online), and hosts our signature “KidsFest” events in Worthington, New Albany, Hilliard, Powell, & Pickerington; the latter three featuring KidsLinked’s Family FOAM Fun Runs, triathlon & duathlon. KidsLinked’s flagship events are the Columbus Children’s Festival in June, and the Learning Rocks! Education Expo in November.

Further information on KidsLinked’s events can be found at or or 877-543-7801.

KidsFest family events in Powell and Pickerington

bring family fun while benefiting community needs

Pickerington KidsFest: You don’t have to be a soccer player to come kick around at’s Pickerington KidsFest at the Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex! This celebration of the season kickoff for Pickerington Area Soccer Association (PASA) & Barcelona United Soccer is a fun, free community festival for all to enjoy.

This event benefits Deany Bandavanis, a 6 year old from Pickerington diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a very aggressive, rare and hard to treat brain tumor. The tumor is inoperable and the only form of treatment possible is radiation. The radiation will not get rid of the tumor, just slow it.

Deany has been accepted into a Clinical Trial in Mexico and the cost of treatment isn’t covered by insurance, all donations are going towards this treatment. #deanystrong

PASA has pledged to donate $1,000 from event proceeds, and will donate a portion of each Foam & Loot Fun Run registration to Deany’s family.

When: Saturday, August 19, 9am – 1pm

Where: Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex – PASA Fields, 630 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH

Pickerington event details:

• Admission & Parking are FREE

♦ Register at for the:

• 1M or 1/5M FOAM & LOOT Fun Run

• 1/2M or 1/4 M FOAM & LOOT Fun Run

—presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

• Donation Station for Deany Bandavanis

• FREE Fun Zone with bounce houses and attractions provided by LVL UP Sports Paintball Park

• Mr. Game Room video game truck

• Archery Competiton with Velocity Archery Range

• Entertainment featuring two student groups from North Center Music House

♦ Event details at

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