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Important Festival and Run Instructions

Princess Run/Walk Instructions & Child Safety Policy

Welcome to the 5th Annual Princess Run Festival and Little Dude Dash!  We’ve been working away preparing for this magical day down by the river!  We want the day to be a safe and memorable experience for participants and grown-ups!  Here’s the do’s and don’ts – and our overall safety instructions.  Follow these instructions and no one gets hurt, bend or break the rules and you may have to deal with the River Dragon behind the boathouse!  Ouch!

  • We have designed the Princess Run and Little Dude Dash 1.2 mile (2K) course on the Oklahoma River Trail.  Due to safety and adult concerns, we will do a COMBINED start of Princesses and Little Dudes at 2:00pm again this year.  We will collect everyone in the festival area, have some interactive performances and singers, and then have a fun procession over to the Chesapeake Boathouse!  The kids will start in front of the Chesapeake Boathouse.  They will run west for .6 miles, then turn and come back to the same place to finish and receive their medals.  The river trail is narrow and we will “pinch” the start to allow everyone to spread out once they get running/walking.  Please be courteous and share the joy and the trail!
  • The Princess Run Festival Policy does NOT allow any pets on the run course.  The ONLY exception is for a participant with a need and a trained ‘guide’ animal.  This is an important safety rule!
  • No skates, skateboards, bikes or motorized vehicles (other than OKC Police) are allowed on the course during the run/walks.  Please save these for another time!
  • Baby Strollers must start in the back of the start corral and stay on the right side of the trail the entire time.   Please help us keep this course safe.  Please look out for each other!


Child Safety Policy

  • Our Princess Run Festival Team takes child safety very seriously.  Before the run, we will announce the specific directions of our ‘lost’ person procedure and reveal the colors of the safety team shirts that will be there to help anyone lost, misplaced or otherwise needing help.  When they have identified that a child is ‘misplaced’ – they will stay with that child and be taken to the Devon Boathouse until they are reunited with their responsible party.  So, for you grown-ups, bring your identification with you – we will be confirming that you are who you say you are before releasing the child!  Law enforcement and emergency responders are on the property for the entire event.
  • During the festival and runs, the Princess Run Safety Team will have direct line of sight of EVERY child.  We will be observing from several sites and many will be running with the kids.   Please help us and report to the special colored shirts or race/city officials if you observe any odd or strange behaviors.  The festival will have the same colored safety team that will be watching the activities.
  • Headquarters for the event is inside the Devon Boathouse – lost and found, missing persons, first aid and all other event related operations will be inside the boathouse.  We will have a colored shirt team leader inside with first aid taking any reports or working any emergencies.
  • Enjoy the event – your diligence and cooperation will ensure that our kids have a royally fun experience!

Packet Pick-up and Event Schedule Announced


Princess Run Festival & Little Dude Dash Schedule of Events

Friday May 2nd – 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Packet Pickup and In Person Registration

Metro Shoe Warehouse – 2210 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Saturday May 3nd – 11:00am – 5:00pm

Packet Pickup and In Person Registration

Metro Shoe Warehouse – 2210 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Sunday May 4th – Festival Day!

Oklahoma City Boathouse District – Devon Boathouse – 725 South Lincoln Blvd.

 12:00pm – 1:45pm         Packet Pickup and In Person Registration (if not sold out)

 1:00 – 5:00pm                  Festival Opens

 1:45pm                                 Announcements, Dance Performance, National Anthem

Hosted by HRH & Oklahoma’s Own NEWS9’s Bobbie Miller

Happy!  Performed by Studio J Dance Team

National Anthem, performed by Miss OKC and Miss Bricktown OKC

 1:55pm                                 Procession under bridge to Chesapeake Boathouse start line

2:00pm                                 Start of the Princess Run 2K (1.2 miles) on River Trail

3:00pm                                 Start of Little Dude Dash 2K (1.2 miles) on River Trail

3:30pm                                 Dance clinic inside of Devon Boathouse by Studio J Dance

5:00pm                                 Festival and Celebrations close.

Festival hosted by the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and RiverSport Adventures.

Ongoing interactive festival experiences by Riversport, OKC Barons, the NEW OKC Energy Soccer Team, OKC Fire Department, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Family Magazine, Studio J Dance, and some festival surprises!  Food trucks on hand: Roxy’s Ice Cream and Green and Grilled with yummy treats/food.

Follow the festival updates on, Twitter @princessrunfest @NEWS9 @riversportokc @runhers and on Facebook