If you are looking for a way to get the kids up and moving and out from behind a screen this spring, the Healthy Kids Running Series may be the answer. The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow they run because all participants receive a t-shirt, medal and gift bag for their achievements. Start a lifelong love of running while helping kids adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!
Go to www.healthykidsrunningseries.org/race_locations/cleveland-oh/ for more information and to register. Races take place at Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd. on Sundays — April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8 at 2:00 pm. Cost is $35 for the Series. Those interested in trying one race can sign up onsite for $10. Contact Carli Markiewitz at 216.983.1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to volunteer.