Free Childcare Provided at The Showdown

Details and How To Sign Up | About Goddard School | Childcare Location Details

We're happy to offer free childcare the morning of our event! We want to do what we can to help you get active with us. We've teamed up with The Goddard School of Allen to provide childcare just minutes from the race site. You must pre-register (see below). Childcare will run from 6:30 am to 11:30 am (the race course closes at 11:30 am).

Pre-registration closes Wednesday, 10/3, 12 pm, so that the school has enough time to check that they have the right number of teachers!

Read the details below before signing up!


Visit our Registration site to sign up and choose the "Free Childcare Preregistration" option from the categories of items to put in your shopping cart!


Important Details and How To Sign Up

  • Ages: We can accommodate all children up to 11 years old. (Bring diapers if needed and any other supplies they will need)

  • Pre-registration online required: You must pre-register each child online here in order to participate in this great race day benefit. This allows The Goddard School to plan the appropriate number of staff there to assist race day!
  • Children are invited to run the Kids' 100 Yard Dash before going to the childcare. While you are signing them up for childcare, don't forget that you can also get your children active by signing them up for our Showdown 100 Yard Dash as an add-on to the childcare! Just add it to your shopping cart for each child! A race to the finish as all the 5K and half marathon participants cheer them on, and only $5 per child. It is up to each family to then get their child to the childcare location in time for you to start your chosen race.

    6:30 am - Dropoff at the school begins
    7:00 am - Kids 100 Yard Dash run at the race site
    7:30 am - Half Marathon race start at the race site
    7:45 am - 5K race start at the race site
    11:30 am - Half Marathon race is over - course closes
    11:30 am - Kids must be picked up at the school by this time

    About The Goddard School

    The Goddard School of Allen will be providing their teachers to oversee The Showdown Half childcare race day morning.

    Amanda Snowman, the on-site owner, and her husband John are so excited to bring the unique program and renowned reputation of The Goddard School to the Allen community. As proud parents of four, Amanda and John strongly value the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. 

    Their professionally-trained and educated teachers bring to life, each day, developmentally appropriate lesson plans that encourage curiosity, creativity, and build self-esteem. This is accomplished while your child is engaged in playful activities that result in a lifelong love of learning. Our faculty is committed to open and honest communication with all parents to further affirm that we are meeting the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical needs of your children. 

    The Goddard School can make a positive difference in your child's life. Their warm, loving atmosphere features a year round extended day program from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Their state-of-the-art custom designed building has been planned to provide a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment. They are an accredited school through AdvancED as well as voted the #1 preschool in Allen by the readership of the Allen American newspaper for 2010, 2011 and 2012.


    Childcare Location

    By actually hosting the childcare at The Goddard School of Allen, we can ensure a secure and safe environment for your child. We will also be able to separate children into age groups so that activities and play are age-appropriate.

    The school's address is 1695 E Exchange Pkwy, Allen, Texas. It is 2.5 miles from the race, only an 8 minute drive!

    Click the map for a handy PDF!

    Running the Kids' 100 Yard Dash first? Directions from the Race Site to the School

    After dropping off your kids, Directions from the School to the Race Site



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